Reeth


Reeth

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 54.3876
longitude= -1.9422
official_name= Reeth
static_

static_image_caption= A bird's-eye view of Reeth from Fremington Edge
population = 750
shire_district= Richmondshire
region= Yorkshire and the Humber
shire_county = North Yorkshire
constituency_westminster= Richmond
post_town= RICHMOND
postcode_district = DL11
postcode_area= DL
dial_code= 01748
os_grid_reference= SE037991

Reeth is a small town in 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.

Later it became a centre for hand-knitting and the local lead industry was controlled from here, but it was always a market town for the local farming community. Its eighteenth-century houses and hotels are clustered around a triangular green. The town has three pubs all situated on the green, they are the Black Bull, the Kings Arms and the Buck Hotel. The town is overlooked by the fells of Fremington Edge and Calver Hill.

In May and June every year, Reeth becomes the hub of the Swaledale Festival, a two-week celebration of small-scale music and guided walks. Additionally on the final Wednesday of August Reeth Show, an agricultural event, is held. In 2012 the show will enter its centenary year.

External links

* [http://www.northyorks.com/reeth.htm Reeth Guide ]


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