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placename:- Settle
county:- North Yorkshire
coordinates:- SD8163
10Km square:- SD86
place code:- Sttl

1Km square SD8163

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

descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (8th edn 1849)

Guidebook, Concise Description of the English Lakes, later A Description of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirky Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823 onwards.
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SETTLE may be approached by two routes, each of which is interesting. The first is by the common road, including Buckhaw Brow, and the Ebbing and Flowing Well ...
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... The other road to Settle, by Cross Streets, leads the tourist through the retired hamlet of Lawkland, with its fine old hall, built in the reign of Elizabeth, and having been in the possession of the Inglebys from that period. By this latter route, the road lies through the town of Giggleswick, in the church-yard of which is the burial place of Archdeacon Paley. Half a mile from Giggleswick is Settle, a flourishing town - the mart of the Craven district. A handsome Town Hall has lately been erected here, which contains an extensive library, and an excellent news-room. The most remarkable feature of the place is an enormous rock, called Castleber, which raises it brusque front over the eastern portion of the town, and seems to threaten it with destruction. At its base are various shady serpentine walks, and seats; and the summit is easily ascended by a pathway cut in the rock. Here a succession of very beautiful views is obtained of the valley of the Ribble, with Pennygant in the north, and Pendlehill in the south; while, to the north-west, the top of Ingleborough is just seen rising behind the rugged summit of the hill above Mains Park.
date:- 1849
period:- 19th century, early

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
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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; and half a mile farther, having passed the Ribble over a bridge, I arrived there; it is a small market town standing directly under a rocky fell; there are not in it above a dozen good-looking houses, the rest are old and low, with little wooden porticos in front. My inn pleased me much (though small) for the neatness and civility of the
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good woman that kept it; so I lay there two nights, ...
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Tour to the Caves in the West Riding of Yorkshire, late 18th century
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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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As we approached towards Settle, in our return, a white rock, like a tower, called Castlebar, immediately above the town, and about twenty or thirty yards in perpendicular height, engaged our attention. The precipice is partly natural, and partly a work of art. It is made deeper and more dangerous every day, in consequence of stones being got from its bottom and sides, to supply an adjoining lime-kiln.
Settle is irregularly built; has a large and spacious market-place, and some good houses in it. Though by no means an inconsiderable town, either for trade, riches, or number of inhabitants, it 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.
From Settle we proceeded eastward, over the moors and mountains, ...
date:- 1769
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

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