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Conistone & Dib, from west.jpg
Conistone, bridge and Dib, over Wharfedale from west
Conistone is located in North Yorkshire
Conistone shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference SD981675
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SKIPTON
Postcode district BD23
Dialling code 01756
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
54°06′11″N 2°01′52″W / 54.103°N 2.031°W / 54.103; -2.031Coordinates: 54°06′11″N 2°01′52″W / 54.103°N 2.031°W / 54.103; -2.031

Conistone is a small village (population 117 in the 2001 census) in North Yorkshire, England. It lies 3 miles north of Grassington, beside the River Wharfe, in Upper Wharfedale.

The village is set in characteristic limestone scenery, including Mossdale Caverns, the dry gorge of Conistone Dib and the limestone outcrop of Conistone Pie. Above the Dib the Dales Way path connects Kettlewell, to its north, and Grassington, to its south, providing distant views over Wharfedale. From the B6160 road, the Wharfe is crossed at Conistone by a stone-arch bridge, which is within easy walking distance of Kilnsey, with its Crag.

The parish church, St Mary's Church, dates from the 11th or 12th century, and is a Grade II listed building.[1]

Conistone was historically in the large ancient parish of Burnsall, in Staincliffe Wapentake in the West Riding of Yorkshire.[2] It became part of the civil parish of Conistone with Kilnsey in 1866,[3] and was transferred to North Yorkshire in 1974.



  1. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary (1296267)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Places in the Parish of Burnsall in 1822". GENUKI. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Conistone With Kilnsey CP/Ch". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 

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