British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » North Yorkshire » Settle, North Yorkshire - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Settle, North Yorkshire

Local area map loading...

Settle, North Yorkshire

Settle is a small market town and civil parish within the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is served by the Settle railway station, which is located near the town centre, and Giggleswick railway station which is a mile away. It is 29 miles from Leeds Bradford Airport. The main road running through Settle is the B6480, which links to the A65, connecting Settle to Skipton and Kendal.
Post townSETTLE
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSD8163
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01729

Settle, North Yorkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Settle, market town and township with ry. sta., Giggleswick par., N. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Ribble, 14 miles NW. of Skipton, 4490 ac., pop. 2213; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Thursday. The town is picturesquely situated at the base of Castleberg, a limestone cliff 300 ft. in height, and serves as a convenient centre for tourists in their explorations of Upper Airedale. The church (1858) is a handsome building. Other buildings are a town hall, musie hall, mechanics' institute, and literary institute. Several thread factories are in the town, which also has cotton mfrs. and tanning. Besides the weekly market there are several important fairs for cattle, sheep, and horses.

Your comments about Settle, North Yorkshire

What do you know about Settle, North Yorkshire? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus