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Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire

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Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire

Pateley Bridge (known locally as Pateley) is a small market town in Nidderdale in the Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, on the River Nidd. It has the oldest sweet shop in England and is the home of the Nidderdale Museum. The last Dales agricultural show of the year, the Nidderdale Show, is held annually on the showground by the River Nidd. The show attracts over 14000 visitors each year.
Post townHarrogate
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE1565
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01423

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

Pateley Bridge, market town with ry. sta., Ripon par., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Nidd, 14 miles NW. of Harrogate and 212 miles NW. of London, pop. 3197; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. Lead mines and stone quarries are numerous here, and active industries are carried on in flaxspinning and brewing; there are also important cattle and sheep fairs. Four miles from the town is a curious and beautiful series of caverns, encrusted with stalactites and stalagmites, discovered in 1860.

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