Malham  West Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Malham like this:

MALHAM, a village and a township in Kirkby-in-Malham parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the river Aire, 5½ miles E of Settle; is a picturesque place; and has a post office under Leeds, two inns, a Wesleyan chapel, a free school, and fairs on 30 June and 15 Oct. The township comprises 3,870 acres. ...

Real property, £2,810. Pop., 184. Houses, 36. The manor belongs to Lord Ribblesdale. Jeannot's Cave, a short distance from the village, is an interesting cavern; and a beautiful little cascade is near it. Goredale Scar, in the same direction, and about a mile from the village, is a gorge through cliffs about 300 feet high; and has been regarded, by many visitors, as a pre-eminently grand piece of rock scenery. Malham Cove, a little further on, is a mountain amphitheatre, with limestone cliffs rising almost vertically to a height of 285 feet; and commands, from the summit of the cliffs, a very gorgeous view. Limestone abounds, lead ore has been worked, and calamine is found.

Malham through time

Malham is now part of Craven district. Click here for graphs and data of how Craven has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Malham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Malham, in Craven and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 14th July 2024

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