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Kingsdale Beck
county:-   North Yorkshire
locality type:-   river
1Km square:-   SD6976
10Km square:-   SD67

evidence:-   old map:- Saxton 1579
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Westmorlandiae et Cumberlandiae Comitatus ie Westmorland and Cumberland, scale about 5 miles to 1 inch, by Christopher Saxton, London, engraved by Augustinus Ryther, 1576, published 1579-1645.
item:-  private collection : 2
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evidence:-   old map:- Speed 1611 (Wmd) 
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, 1610, published by George Humble, Popes Head Alley, London, 1611-12.
double line, into the Greta 
item:-  Armitt Library : 2008.14.5
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evidence:-   descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) 
source data:-   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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Tour to the Caves in the West Riding of Yorkshire, late 18th century 
Page 251:-  "..."
"[1] After we had regaled and rested ourselves comfortably at the Bay-horse, we took an evening walk, about a mile above the town [Ingleton], to the slate quarries by the side of the river Wease, or Greta, which comes down out of Chapel-in-the-Dale, and joins the Kingsdale river at Ingleton."
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Page 252:-  "... take a second view of Thornton-force, on the south side of the Kingsdale river, and followed its murmuring stream down a deep glen, fortified with high precipices on each side, to Ingleton; nor did we think ourselves ill repaid, for all the difficulties we had to encounter in our road amongst rocks and streams, as something new and amusing presented itself almost every step we took. ..."
"Ingleton is a pretty village, pleasantly situated on a natural mount, yet at the bottom of a vale, near the conflux of two"
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Page 253:-  "rivers, over which are thrown two handsome arches. If the streams are sometimes small, the huge stones and fragments of rocks which are rolled down the beds of these rivers, will serve to show that at other times they are remarkably full and impetuous. ..."

evidence:-   old map:- Balderston c1890 map
source data:-   Map, the hills in the Ingleton area, probably by Robert R Balderston, engraved by Goodall and Suddick, Leeds, West Yorkshire, about 1890.
The valley is lebelled as 'usually dry'. 
item:-  private collection : 27.1
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SD6976 Kingsdale ()
SD694753 Thornton Force ()
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