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Countersett is the largest of the three settlements in Raydale, around Semerwater in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. It is in the Yorkshire Dales to the north of the lake. The Boar East and West were once one farm, and before that a pub called The Boar Inn. The date 1667 was above the door, along with a Latin inscription which translated as "Now mine, once thine, but whose afterwards I do not know" (ref. Wensleydale, by Ella Pontefract, Dent & Sons, 1936)
Countersett Hall was built in 1650 for Richard Robinson, the first Quaker in Wensleydale. It is a stone built Manor House with slate roofs. Illicit Quaker meetings were held in the Hall before the building of the nearby Meeting House. George Fox, a founder of the Society of Friends, stayed at Countersett Hall in 1652 and 1677.
- Historic England. "COUNTERSETT HALL (1316903)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
- "Marsett Lane, Countersett, N Yorks, UK – All Creatures Great & Small, Two Of A Kind (1988)" - Waymarking.com
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