SE1164 : St Mary, Greenhow Hill - tower

taken 8 months ago, near to Greenhow, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

St Mary, Greenhow Hill - tower
St Mary, Greenhow Hill - tower
According to the parish website, this is "reputedly the highest parish church in England". It was built in 1847 to serve lead miners living on the hill, but despite the demise of the lead industry, it remains open for worship.
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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Thursday, 6 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 21 August, 2017
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1120 6417 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:4.4004N 1:49.8200W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1121 6417
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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