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placename:- Giggleswick
county:- North Yorkshire
building/s
coordinates:- SD8164
10Km square:- SD86

1Km square SD8164

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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Giggleswick

placename:- Giggleswick
county:- Yorkshire
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
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Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769
Page 219:-
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... In approaching Settle, the crags on the left grew nearer to our way, till we ascended Brunton-brow into a chearful valley (though thin of trees) to Giggleswick, a village with a small piece of water by its side, covered with cots: near it a church which belongs also to Settle; ...
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Tour to the Caves in the West Riding of Yorkshire, late 18th century
Page 276:-
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About a quarter of a mile before we arrived at Settle, we turned to the right, along the road towards Kirkby-Lonsdale, about a mile, under the high and romantic rocks called Giggleswick-scar, ...
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Page 277:-
   Veni Giggleswick, parum frugis / Profert tellus, clausa jugis: / Ibi vena prope vioe / Fluit, refluit, note, die; / Neque norunt unde vena, / An a sale vel arena.
   Thence to Giggleswick, most steril, / Hemm'd with shelves and rocks of peril. / Near to the way, as a traveller goes, / A fine fresh spring both ebbs and flows: / Neither know the learn'd that travel, / What procures it, sand or gravel.
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Settle .. has no church or chapel: the church is at Giggleswick, about a mile off, which appeared to be the court end of the parish, consisting chiefly of gentlemen's houses.
date:- 1760; 1769
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

button   Giggleswick Scar, North Yorkshire
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button   well, Giggleswick Scar

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