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Extract from History of Holmedale

In 1985 Norman Butcher, the vicar of the parish of Kirkby Ravensworth, wrote a book called 'The Ancient Parish of Kirkby Ravensworth' A copy of this text has kindly been made available by Mrs Pat Burgess of Ravensworth.

We have extracted the chapter on Ravensworth and, together with minor edits and the addition of some photographs it is included here.

In the future it is intended to include additional sections on other local communities in Holmedale. We hope you find this interesting.

To read the full text of 'The Ancient Parish of Kirby Ravensworth' go to and click on 'History' / Further Reading

Articles on local history from The Northern Echo

Here we have provided links to some interesting articles previously published in the Northern Echo, mainly written by the Chief Features Editor, Chris Lloyd.

We are grateful to him for allowing us to publicise these articles.

The story of Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Craddock of Hartforth

Why 'Butter Stones' were vital to traders during the Great Plague

Article on our local Butter Stone on Jagger Lane

11 photographs from the 1960's of places in Holmedale

Click on the button to download and read the Richmondshire Parish Magazine from September 1898

Note: This is a large file which may take a few moments to download

Click on the button to find detailed information on Kirby Ravensworth Parish from the website: British History Online

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