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Aysgarth Station coal yard

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Site of Aysgarth coal yard

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Aysgarth Station coal yard

Historical Environment Record No: MYD36634

Parish: Aysgarth

OS Grid Reference: SE012888

Dale: Lower Wensleydale

Link to Archaeology Data Service:
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/

Description

West of Aysgarth Railway Station beside the now disused Wensleydale Railway line stood a couple of railway workers’ cottages and a large coal yard. The cottages were built in the North Eastern Railway Company’s cottage orné style, a rustic version of their Renaissance villa style popular in late Victorian England. The cottages have been converted into a National Park Centre by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and the coal yard is now a large car park for visitors to the centre and Aysgarth Falls. Source: Hallas, Christine (2002) The Wensleydale Railway. Ilkley: Great Northern Books

Location

From Aysgarth follow the A684 east for half a mile. Take left hand turn signed to Aysgarth Falls and Carperby. Cross river, after 250 metres take left turn into National Park car park (charge).

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Aysgarth Falls turning. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.

Accessibility

Relatively flat tarmaced car park. Designated parking bays (charge) and adapted toilets (RADAR key).