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Reeth, North Yorkshire

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Reeth, North Yorkshire

Reeth is a village in the Yorkshire Dales within the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England and principal settlement of Swaledale. It is situated at the meeting point of the two most northerly of the Yorkshire Dales: Swaledale and Arkengarthdale. In Saxon times, Reeth was only a settlement on the forest edge, but by the time of the Norman Conquest it had grown sufficiently in importance to be noted in the Domesday Book.
DistrictRichmondshire
Post townRICHMOND
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, North Riding
OS GridSE0399
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01748
Population750
 

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

Reeth, small town and township, Grinton par., North-Riding Yorkshire, at confluence of Arkle Beck with river Swale, 8 miles W. of Richmond, 5699 ac., pop. 988; P.O., T.O.; is a tourist station for Upper Swaledale, and has trade in connection with the neighbouring lead mines.

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