Ravenstonedale

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Coordinates: 54°25′51″N 2°25′38″W / 54.43084°N 2.42728°W / 54.43084; -2.42728

Ravenstonedale
St Oswald's Church, Ravenstonedale - geograph.org.uk - 224675.jpg
St Oswalds Church in Ravenstonedale
Ravenstonedale is located in Cumbria
Ravenstonedale
Ravenstonedale
 Ravenstonedale shown within Cumbria
Population 570 (2001)
OS grid reference NY723040
Civil parish Ravenstonedale
District Eden
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KIRKBY STEPHEN
Postcode district CA17
Dialling code 01539
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Penrith and the Border
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria

Ravenstonedale is a village and large civil parish in Cumbria, on the watershed between the River Lune and River Eden. Historically also known as "Russendale", the parish is divided into four parts: Town, Newbiggin-on-Lune, Bowderdale and Fell End. An alternative spelling may be Rausyngdale [1]

Village[edit]

The village is centred on a single main street, though there are many scattered dwellings on the periphery. Slightly to the south east of the village centre is Ravenstonedale Endowed School. There are two inns in the village, and one about two miles outside at Fell End.

St Oswald’s church[edit]

The parish church, dedicated to St Oswald, dates mainly from the rebuild in 18th century. The tower dates from 1738, and the rest is of 1744. It has an interesting interior where rows of box pews face a central aisle in the collegiate style. There is a very good example of a three-decker pulpit. To the north of the church are the excavated remains of a Gilbertine priory built in the 12th century, which can still be viewed. There is an interpretation board

Transport links[edit]

The village is just off the A685 which runs from Junction 38 of the M6 at Tebay through Kirkby Stephen and connects with the A66 at Brough. The village was served by Ravenstonedale railway station but it closed to passengers in 1952, and to goods traffic in 1962. The nearest station is Kirkby Stephen railway station which is about 4 miles away by road, and is on the main Settle-Carlisle Line.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas; National Archives; CP 40/647; http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT1/H6/CP40no647/bCP40no647dorses/IMG_0786.htm; second entry, with Richard de Musgrave as the plaintiff, and where 2 of the defendants are from 'Raunsyngdale' or 'Ravnsyngdale'

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