SE1164 : Terraced cottages, Greenhow

taken 3 years ago, near to Greenhow, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Terraced cottages, Greenhow
Terraced cottages, Greenhow
Greenhow is a village in North Yorkshire, often referred to as Greenhow Hill. The term how derives from the Old Norse word haugr meaning a hill and a mound.
It is situated about 3 miles west of Pateley Bridge on the road heading towards Grassington. It is one of the highest villages in Yorkshire, at an altitude of between 400 and 420 metres (1,310 and 1,380 ft), and one of the few villages in the United Kingdom lying at over 400 metres (1,300 ft).
Greenhow is an old mining village that was a major supplier of lead. Sir Stephen Proctor bought the Manor of Bewerley, including the mineral rights in 1597. He was also responsible, as part of a settlement with John Armitage over disputed land, for the founding of the actual village of Greenhow. Prior to this date the only settlement recorded on the Hill itself was Kell House, where monks of Fountains Abbey lived while guarding the abbey's lead interests.
Joseph Kipling,[7] the grandfather of Rudyard Kipling was the minister at the Methodist Chapel at Greenhow and Rudyard himself is known to have visited the village. There is a 'Kiplings Cottage' next door to the 'Miners Arms', but it is not known whether his grandfather actually lived there.
To the east of the village is Coldstones Quarry, operated by Hanson. A large public artwork, The Coldstones Cut, has been created by the artist Andrew Sabin, and was opened in 2010.

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Date Taken
Monday, 25 August, 2014   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 16 November, 2014
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1167 6426 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:4.4484N 1:49.3889W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1175 6418
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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