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The Settle District (1923)
by F. Riley
andChronicles and Stories of the Craven Dales (1881)
by J.H. Dixon, LL.D
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"The Settle District and North West Yorkshire Dales " was published in 1923 and is a guide book for the area, containing descriptions of walks and some drives in the district along with some history. There are descriptions of caves and potholes too, along with a bit of historical description of the exploration of these. This book contains over 200 pages along with some 35 plates (some drawings but mainly photographs).
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"Chronicles and Stories of the Craven Dales" was published in 1881. I found it to be a very readable book despite being 120 years old. Whilst there are not a lot of names in here, there is a lot about those who are to be found in here in general. A good idea of the information in the book is to be found in the introduction (see immediately below) written by Dr. Collyer of "Ilkley, Ancient and modern" fame.
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The list of contents from "Craven Chronicles and Stories".
- PUBLISHERS' PREFACE
- CHAPTER I. — Malham Moor, its scenery—" The Flatts " — with some account of the Jackson Family
- CHAPTER II. — Early Notices of Craven—The seven Churches of Gargrave—Drayton's Legend of the Ebbing and Flowing Well at Giggleswick—John Broughton and William Cliffe— Traditional Rhymes
- CHAPTER III. — Conventual Traditions—Druidism in Craven— Sutton, Bell Busk, and Elboton
- CHAPTER IV. — Monastic Legends—Bolton Priory—The " Boy of Egremond " — The White Horse of Wharfedale—Bolton Woods and Strid
- CHAPTER V. — Wordsworth in Craven—The White Doe of Rylstone—A Sunday among the Hills—Conjectures respecting the White Doe—" Drunken Barnaby's Journey " — Rylstone and its scenery—The Norton Family—The "City of Troy"
- CHAPTER VI. — Kirkstall Abbey and the Abbey of Barnoldswick The Vision of Seleth—Sawley Abbey
- CHAPTER VII. — The Lister Family—Oliver Heywood and the Old Dissent " — Anecdotes of Heywood—Winterburn Chapel The rise of Congregationalism in Craven
- CHAPTER VIII. — Skipton and its Castle—The Clifford Family— Restoration of Skipton Castle—Scenery about Skipton—The Parish Church—Skipton Typographers—The Farmers of Silsden Moor—Belief in Witchcraft
- CHAPTER IX. — Craven Roads in the old Coaching Days—Nonego by—The Craven Heifer—Churn milk Peg—Norton Tower
- CHAPTER X. — Rylstone Church—The Rev. John Alcock, a clerical wag—Sunday Football Playing in Craven
- CHAPTER XI. — Frank King, the Skipton Minstrel—Village Legends—Christmas at " The Flatts " — Anecdotes of King
- CHAPTER XII. — The Legend of Peter King—The Minstrel's Death (2)
- CONTENTS PAGE CHAPTER XIII. — Robert Story, the Gargrave Poet, his life and works
- CHAPTER XIV. — The Village of Thorpe—The " Shoemakers of Thorpe " — A Legend of the Devil's Bridge—Conflicting Opinions on the subject
- CHAPTER XV. — Burnsall and its Church—Well Worship—Sacred Spring—Hartlington and Hebden—Fairy Lore of Craven—A Swedish Legend—Song of the Mountain Fairies
- CHAPTER XVI. — The Parish of Burnsall—Origin of the Craven Family—Burnsall Grammar School—Eugene Aram—Troller's Gill—The Barguest—The Legend of Troller's Gill
- CHAPTER XVII. — Linton, its climate and scenery—Grassington and Grass Wood—Remains of a British Stronghold—The Beauties of Grass Wood and Bolton Woods contrasted—A Linton Legend
- CHAPTER XVIII. — Linton Church—The Rev. Benjamin SmithOld Pam, " a Legend of Threshfield Grammar School— Ladye Well
- CHAPTER XIX. — Thomas Airey and the Grassington Theatre— Anecdotes of Airey
- CHAPTER XX. — Tom Lee and the Grassington Murder
- CHAPTER XXI. — Captain Hercules Trenoodle, of Choughbury House, is introduced to the reader—The Captain contemplates Matrimony—An Awkward Mistake—Mr. Fussypuff, the Blacksmith—The Mysterious Bags Daniel Cooper's adventure with Fairies
- CHAPTER XXII. — Some account of Leather bags Hall, and the Gibbetson family—Captain Trenoodle's Love Adventure with Margaret Gibbetson—He is nearly trapped—Lord Hez nowt is nowt " — A Friendly Party at his House—The Scenery of Malhamdale
- CHAPTER XXIII. — Bobby Trout, of Grassington—His visit to London—How he fell among thieves
- CHAPTER XXIV. — An Anecdote of Lord Nelson—The Banquet a Legend of the Dead—Finis
- Obituary Notice of Dr. Dixon
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