Askrigg, River Ure 1924

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Caption for Askrigg, River Ure 1924: Askrigg was already prosperous when the Domesday Book was being compiled. The town continued as the leading industrial and commercial centre for Upper Wensleydale until 1699, when Hawes was granted a market charter. From then on, Askrigg went into decline.

An extract from North Yorkshire Photographic Memories.

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After Thomas Metcalfe who owned Nappa Hall had died it was inherited by the Weddells. The Weddells let Nappa Hall to John Winn christened 1738 Thornton Steward and his wife Elizabeth I'anson (9th generation decendant of Captain John I'anson who fought at Bosworth with Henry Tudor and settled in Hauxwell). Elizabeth's brother (...Read full memory)

Winnville opposite Askrigg Post Office was the residence of George Winn and his wife Elizabeth. George was born in 1808 in Nappa Hall Askrigg along with his brothers Richard Metcalfe Winn and John Winn who became the vicar of St Andrews Church in Aysgarth. George followed the family tradition and became a solicitor. His son (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Askrigg, River Ure 1924: Askrigg was already prosperous when the Domesday Book was being compiled. The town continued as the leading industrial and commercial centre for Upper Wensleydale until 1699, when Hawes was granted a market charter. From then on, Askrigg went into decline.

An extract from North Yorkshire Photographic Memories.

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