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Coordinates: 54°21′11″N 1°02′13″W / 54.353°N 1.037°W / 54.353; -1.037 Bransdale is a valley running south through North Yorkshire, England, and part of the North York Moors National Park. Sandwiched between Bilsdale to the west and Farndale to the east,[1] it is formed from the dales of Bransdale itself at the top of the valley, Sleightholmedale and Kirkdale. It carries a river called Hodge Beck[2] en route from Cockayne to the River Dove from Farndale three miles (4.8 km) of Kirkbymoorside, which runs on into the Vale of Pickering and the River Rye.[1]

Bransdale is also a civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England.[3]


Bransdale was historically divided between two ancient parishes. Bransdale Westside was a township in the parish of Kirkdale.[4] Bransdale Eastside was part of the township of Farndale High Quarter (also known as Farndale Westside) in the parish of Kirkbymoorside.[5] In 1866 Bransdale Westside and Farndale Westside became separate civil parishes. Both civil parishes were abolished in 1934, and the new civil parish of Bransdale was formed from Bransdale Westside, the Bransdale part of Farndale Westside, and a part of the former civil parish of Farndale Low Quarter.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Bransdale Visit Ryedale". Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Taylor, James (19 March 1969). The Role of Water in Agriculture (1 ed.). Oxford: Pergamon Press. p. 40. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Bransdale Parish Council". Ryedale District Council. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  4. ^ William Page (editor) (1914). "Parishes: Kirkdale". Victoria County History. A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 1. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  5. ^ The ancient parish of Kirkbymoorside: historical and genealogical information at GENUKI.
  6. ^ Vision of Britain website