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Coordinates: 54°31′52″N 0°52′48″W / 54.531°N 0.880°W / 54.531; -0.880


Handale is a village in the borough of Redcar and Cleveland and the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England.

Handale was once the site of a Cistercian nunnery, founded in 1133.

There is a legend that the woods in the area were once the haunt of a dragon known as the Handale Serpent. It is said that the dragon was slain by a man named Scaw, after whom Scaw Wood is named.[1]

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  1. ^ "Handale Priory, Scaw and the Serpent - Mysterious Britain & Ireland". Mysterious Britain & Ireland. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 

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Media related to Handale at Wikimedia Commons