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Historic maps of Ilton and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis.   View all Ilton maps

Ilton photos

We have no photos of Ilton, although we do have photos of these nearby places:

Swinton Park| Healey| Masham| Kirkby Malzeard| Jervaulx| East Witton| Thornton Watlass| Snape| Lofthouse| Ramsgill| Middleham| Middlesmoor| Coverham| Studley Royal| Bedale| Aiskew

Ilton area books

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Memories of Ilton

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North Yorkshire memories

Silver St, Masham Scene

Silver Street 1908, Masham
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The Bay Horse Inn would then likely belong to T & R Theakston Ltd, which became a limited company in 1905. Now, 2012, the pub belongs to Greene King plc. The chimney in the background belongs to Lightfoot's Brewery, Wellgarth Masham. The same scene today still has the chimney, but reduced by the top section, taken down before the 39/45 War. Halfway along Silver Street to the left, obscured by buildings, was the Bull Inn, no longer a pub in 1908, but the origin of Theakston's Brewery (which was behind it) up the small narrow street, still known locally today as'The Bull'. The cellars for the pub still extend under Silver Street through to the right hand side. The Theakston family acquired the lease of the The Bull Inn and its brewery in 1827, the start of the Theakston family brewing dynasty.

Memories of Masham

From The Grotto 1908, Masham
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This photo, looking West South West shows the weir across the River Ure which serviced the former corn/flax(?) mill just downstream and on the far bank of the river. In the 1892 ordnance survey map, The Grotto described the wood named Grotto Plantation. At some stage in the 1920's a house was built there adjacent to the road, and named The Greens, and occupied by the Burrill family. In the 1930's, the weir was arbritrarily blown up by Edward Burrill, who was tired of the weir causing the river to flood. The Mill itself was run in the 19th Century by George Jackson, described as The Miller Musician.

Memories of Masham

Bank Villa And Avenue 1908, Masham
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In the 1950's and 60's, Bank Villa belonged to Dr Dodds, in partnership with Dr Holroyd whose surgery was in Kirkby Malzeard. Dr Dodds' surgery was within Bank Villa. Dr Dodds was invalided out of the Royal Navy having served on the Russian convoy routes, which is why his wife Anne, who herself was the daughter of a senior Navy man, was always very supportive of the Lifeboat Service and fundraising in Masham. The tree lined Avenue, which stretches from Bank Villa to Masham Bridge over the Ure, owes its trees to public subscription, planted to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.

2014 Now A Quality B&B

Bank Villa And Avenue 1908, Masham
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We have run Bank Villa as a comfortable and relaxing B&B since 2002. Dr Dodd's son has stayed with us and shared his memories. The property is listed so looks very much the same today. Guests love exploring the nooks and crannies of the interior. Many of features can be dated back to the days when there was live in staff.

The Past

The Village c1960, East Witton
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This picture reminds me of the days spent in East Witton at my grandfathers house it was on the right as you look up the green with the pub behind you, it had a archway and it was a working farm there was no electricity and the water came from two pumps in the village green one at the top and one at the bottom.

He kept sheep and he had two sheep dogs one of them was a trainee because he would always be larking around in the kitchen just as any good puppy would.

As a family we spent our time on holiday there and enjoyed walking next to the river collecting fresh watercress also in the local towns Hawes and Leyburn the busses do not appear to have changed since 1960, sadley my grandmother died when i was one my grandfather and father have now passed away but i have never forgotten that time we spent together.

My father served as a solider in... Read more

Ancestry

The Village c1960, East Witton
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East Witton's interest to me began as it was the birthplace of my grandfather and his parents resided in Wast Witton Without (i found this through the 1901 census), though I cannot get any further back in time. I worked in nearby Leyburn and visited East Witton daily to get a sense of its aura and atmosphere, hoping to meet someone who knew my ancesters as my grandfather became well known and his actions in the First World War were well documented, where his bravery and selflessness earned him the Victoria Cross whilst serving in The Duke of Wellingtons as a stretcher bearer. His parents were Robert and Jane Poulter who had 7 children, at least to my knowledge, one of which was Arthur who worked locally at Yaylors Brewery, which gave him the strength carry out his acts of bravery in the First World War. I visited the area as a child with my parents and my father had great pride in his ancestry and his father which probably... Read more

Ryder

The Village c1960, East Witton
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I wonder how many Ryders still live in Leyburn and East Witton. My mother was the daughter of George Ryder who was born in East Witton in 1881. George's parents were William G and Margaret Ryder who had at least 9 children, all born in East Witton. William G himself was the only child of Joseph Ryder whose brother John farmed Witton Lodge. Joseph and John were sons of Ellen Ryder, born 1779 was farming Witton Lodge as a widow, together with her sons, well into her sixties, when I believe she died. Ellen was my g-g-g-grandmother. I have no idea who was Ellen's husband, who was probably farming in East Witton before the Napoleonic wars. If any Ryder relative can help me with more information, please e-mail to Prof Robin Marshall, R.Marshall@manchester.ac.uk To help with possible relatives, William G's 9 children, and year of birth (accurate to 1 year) were William (1873), Elizabeth (1875), Joseph (1877), Esther (1879), George(1881),... Read more

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