The History of Kettlewell Village

by Arthur Raistrick

This account is text-only:
but there are plenty of pictures of today's Kettlewell here ->

Early days:
A Roman Road and Roman Coins
First records:
40 families and 1,000 sheep
Getting about:
Roads and Bridges
Establishing Trade:
Markets & Fairs
Not just a beautiful dale:
Violence & scandal
New owners:
Times of change...
Monasteries no more:
but not without a struggle
The basis of independence:
The Trust Lords
Farming the land:
Common pastures and Inclosures
800 years of mills and milling
500 years of Mining and smelting
School and Church
A good place for a holiday...


first published as continuous text 1967, republished here by kind permission of Gatelands Printers
edited for the www by David Kettlewell 1999

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