Buckden, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates: 54°11′29″N 2°05′26″W / 54.19139°N 2.09054°W / 54.19139; -2.09054

Buckden village stores
Buckden is located in North Yorkshire
 Buckden shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference SD941772
District Craven
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SKIPTON
Postcode district BD23
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
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Buckden is a village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England.

Buckden is situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, on the River Wharfe in Wharfedale. It is situated where Buckden Gill, which rises on Buckden Pike, joins the River Wharfe. Up the Gill is an old, long disused, lead mine - Buckden Gavel Mine. The village has a large hotel, the Buck Inn, a village shop, and a residential outdoor education centre - Buckden House.

One famous connection of the Buck Inn is that Lord Healey (Denis Healey) - the former Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer (1974–1979) spent his honeymoon staying in the barn that was then attached to the pub. This has since been converted to living accommodation.[1]

The Buck Inn, Buckden

The Dales Way passes close to the village, on the opposite bank of the Wharfe. Other footpaths lead from the village up to the top of Buckden Pike, and over the ridge opposite Buckden Pike to Litton, above Arncliffe, in Littondale

The civil parish includes the hamlet of Cray and the whole of Langstrothdale. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 184. Just up the dale, where Langstrothdale joins Wharfedale, is the old village of Hubberholme, noted for its Norman church and old inn.

On 5 July 2014, the Tour de France Stage 1 from Leeds to Harrogate passed through the village.[2]

Buckden Bridge[edit]

The bridge at Buckden is not the first one. An earlier bridge was destroyed in a flood in 1748. The new bridge became known as election bridge as a prospective MP made the promise of a replacement bridge an electoral pledge. [3]

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  1. ^ Grice, Elizabeth (27 August 2007). "'I never fought hard enough to be PM', says Denis Healey". telegraph.co.uk (London: Telegraph Media Group Limited). Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
  2. ^ "Tour de France Stage 1". Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  3. ^ ISBN 978-0-00-762508-6 pg 49

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