Aldfield

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Aldfield
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Aldfield
Aldfield is located in North Yorkshire
Aldfield
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Aldfield shown within North Yorkshire
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Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RIPON
Postcode district HG4
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54°07′12″N 1°35′53″W / 54.120°N 01.598°W / 54.120; -01.598Coordinates: 54°07′12″N 1°35′53″W / 54.120°N 01.598°W / 54.120; -01.598

Aldfield is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England, about three miles west of Ripon.[1][2] It is the closest village to Fountains Abbey and became part of the abbey estate in 1356.[3] The population of the parish was estimated at 80 in 2013.[4]

Aldfield was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086.[5]

Sulphurous mineral springs were discovered near Aldfield in around 1698 leading to the establishment of Aldfield Spa. Lord de Grey, on whose land the spring was, adapted an adjacent cottage so that the water could be used there for the treatment of various ailments. It closed in the 1930s but the ruined buildings are still visible.[6][7][8]

Historically, the village lay in the Claro Wapentake of the West Riding of Yorkshire. It was transferred to North Yorkshire in 1974.

Aldfield was the birthplace of the artist William Powell Frith.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "99" (Map). Northallerton & Ripon. 1;50,000. Landranger. Ordnance Survey. 2013. ISBN 9780319231593.
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  3. ^ Wilkinson, Georeg (11 April 2009). "Fountains Abbey". York Press. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". North Yorkshire County Council. 2013. Archived from the original on 13 January 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2016. In the 2011 census the population was included in the civil parish of Grantley."Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  5. ^ Professor J.J.N.Palmer. "Open Doomsday: Aldfield". www.opendomesday.org. Anna Powell-Smith. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  6. ^ Samuel Lewis, ed. (1848). "Aldbourn - Aldingbourne". A Topographical Dictionary of England. London. pp. 26–31. Retrieved 2 January 2018 – via British History Online.
  7. ^ Mark Reid. "The Aislabie Walk" (pdf). The Woodland Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  8. ^ A. B. Granville (1841). The Spas of England and Principal Sea-bathing Places: Northern Spas. London: Henry Colburn. pp. 105–7. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Frith, William Powell". oxforddnb.com. May 2009. Retrieved 27 October 2017. (Subscription required (help)).

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