Linton, North Yorkshire

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Linton is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
Population176 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSD997627
Civil parish
  • Linton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSKIPTON
Postcode districtBD23
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
List of places
54°03′39″N 2°00′20″W / 54.060743°N 2.005693°W / 54.060743; -2.005693Coordinates: 54°03′39″N 2°00′20″W / 54.060743°N 2.005693°W / 54.060743; -2.005693

Linton is a village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. The population as of the 2011 census was 176.[1] It lies not far from Grassington, just south of the River Wharfe, and is 7 miles (11 km) north of Skipton. Linton Beck runs through the village and then joins the Wharfe at Linton Falls. The beck is crossed by two Grade II listed bridges on the village green,[2][3] and is overlooked by Fountaine's Hospital, a Grade II* listed chapel and almshouse built in the style of Sir John Vanburgh.[4] There is also a public house, the Fountaine Inn.[5]

The parish church of Saint Michael and All Saints stands close to the River Wharfe.[6]

Fountaine's Hospital, funded by a bequest from Richard Fountaine


Linton was historically a parish in Staincliffe Wapentake in the West Riding of Yorkshire.[7] The ancient parish included the townships of Grassington, Hebden and Threshfield, all of which became separate civil parishes in 1866.[8] Linton was transferred to North Yorkshire in 1974.

Linton Falls[edit]

Linton Falls on the River Wharfe consists of a natural limestone waterfall (crossed by a footbridge) and a pair of artificial weirs. A hydroelectric plant was built above the falls in 1909 but later abandoned in 1948. In 2012 it was restored to generate electricity once more.[9] Near the falls is a Grade II listed packhorse bridge over Linton Beck known as Little (or Li'le) Emily's Bridge.[10]

Notable people[edit]



  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Linton Parish (1170216768)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Bridge at ford over Linton Beck (Grade II) (1132118)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 October 2021.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Clapper bridge approximately 20 metres east of Fountaines Hospital (Grade II) (1132123)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 October 2021.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Fountaines Hospital (Grade II*) (1132124)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 October 2021.
  5. ^ "The Fountaine Inn". Individual Inns. Retrieved 4 October 2021.
  6. ^ "Yorkshire Walks – Linton Falls". Dalesman. Retrieved 31 October 2008.
  7. ^ Genuki website
  8. ^ Vision of Britain website
  9. ^ "Linton Falls hydroelectric plant supplies electricity again". BBC News. 22 March 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  10. ^ Historic England. "Lile Emilys Bridge (Grade II) (1167202)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 October 2021.
  11. ^ "Iconic work of Dales artist and designer goes on show". Craven Herald. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2021.

External links[edit]

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