*Clematis Cottage* by Colin Metcalf

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Clematis cottage can be found in the North Yorkshire village of Burnsall.

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Burnsall is a village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the River Wharfe in Wharfedale, with a five-arched bridge over which the Dalesway passes, and is in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of Hebden, along a river path dated to Viking times. Although the 2001 census gave it a population of only 112, the village has a parish church, a chapel, a primary school (housed in the original grammar school building of 1602, which is a grade II listed building), two hotels with restaurants, and a pub. Because of its charm and location, Burnsall, with a large, grassy parking area, is a favoured site for walkers, trout fishers, picnics, weddings and other ceremonies. The school building, like the much-photographed bridge (also grade II listed), is an early 17th century legacy of William Craven of nearby Appletreewick (pronounced ‘Aptrick’), who became mayor of London (and may be the inspiration for ‘Dick Whittington’), and has always been used as a school.

St Wilfrid’s Church (a grade I listed building) is almost entirely Perpendicular. Amongst its well-known internal features are an 11th century font carved with bird and beasts, twelve Anglo-Saxon sculpture fragments and a 14th century alabaster panel depicting the Adoration of the Magi. The church-yard, which has a number of interesting grave-stones, is entered from the main road by a large and well-kept Lychgate.

Diversions available include fishing for trout, and the annual feast day games in August which include amateur canoeing competitions, tug of war and fell races. The green, closely mown, cricket pitch could be considered as one of the most scenic in England, with Burnsall Fell in the background and the river encircling half its boundary.

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  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 4 years ago

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 4 years ago

  • Thanks very much.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • klikker
    klikkerover 4 years ago

    Lovely shot Colin. Very welcoming looking.

  • Thanks nick appreciated.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 4 years ago

    Well done mate.cheers Colin.

  • Cheers warren thanks for the fave.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Sandra Cockayne
    Sandra Cockayneover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous shot Colin! S:)x

  • Thanks very much Sandi. ;o)

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Brenda Boisvert
    Brenda Boisvertover 4 years ago

    Picture perfect, Colin. Beautiful shot:-)

  • Thank you so much Brenda for the comment and fave.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • swaby
    swabyover 4 years ago

    Wow Colin, so beautiful!

  • Thank you so much for the lovely comment.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 4 years ago
    Very pretty picture Colin – anyone would be proud to call that home !
  • Cheers Roy thought you might like to see the weekend pad…………………..I wish!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot!

  • Thanks again Shulie you are too kind.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 4 years ago

    Stunning capture Colin, it looks inviting.

  • Thanks a bundle.

    – Colin Metcalf

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