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The Cottages Arncliffe by Colin Metcalf
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Arncliffe is a small village and civil parish the largest of Littondale’s four settlements. Littondale is a small valley beside Upper Wharfedale, 3 miles beyond Kilnsey and its famous crag. It is part of the Craven district of the non-metropolitan county of North Yorkshire, England but is in the historic West Riding of Yorkshire.

Arncliffe and Littondale from the north.Situated on a gravel delta above the flood-plain of the River Skirfare, Arncliffe’s houses, cottages, and other buildings face in towards a large green, and outwards to green hillsides etched with limestone scars. A barn to the north of the green is a good example of the local style, with an unusual entrance, and a datestone of 1677.

Behind the village buildings are several small crofts, nearly one to each house, and beyond these, limestone walls climb the surrounding hills separating higher fields. St Oswald’s church lies close to the river a little North of the village, and the road up the dale crosses the river past Bridge End where Charles Kingsley stayed, and Old Cotes, built in 1650, whose gabled porch has a 3-light window somewhat characteristic of late 17th-century houses in this area of the dales. A narrow, winding road climbs steeply southwards from the village, across the fells towards Malham. Paths also go towards Kettlewell and Starbotton.

Arncliffe was the original setting for the fictional village of Beckindale in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale Farm, from its inception in 1972 until the relocation to Esholt.

In the 7 Up documentary series, Nick Hitchon was shown growing up on a farm in Arncliffe and being educated in a one-room school. Nick went on to become an engineering professor.

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  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 3 years ago

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnover 3 years ago

    Excellent work Colin!

  • Thanks a lot Torfinn, greatly appreciate the fave!!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • Many thanks!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    Wow Colin you really do some good work! This is beyond beautiful! How is it you say that “Cracking good shot”!

  • That’ll do nicely thanks Tina. We’ll soon turn you into an honorary Yorkshire woman. Many thanks also for the fave!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • mscornwall
    mscornwallover 3 years ago

    beautiful :) xxx

  • Thank you very much Denise!!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 3 years ago

    Straight out of Last Of The Summer Wine- fantastic shot Colin!

  • Many thanks Pauline!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 3 years ago
    Lovely Colin – could be a hundred or more years ago !
  • Thanks a lot Roy for the great comment!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • TheBaldyMan
    TheBaldyManover 3 years ago

    Wonderful image, beautiful sky and colours

  • Thanks Alex for the super comment and fave!!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    What a beautiful scene, Colin. Wonderful capture, by gum!

  • Thanks Mike glad you liked it!!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Sandra Cockayne
    Sandra Cockayneover 3 years ago

    What a cracker of a shot Colin! Absolutely stunning! Well done! Instant fave! S:)x

  • Thanks very much sandi, appreciated as always! Hope everything is OK with you and yours!!

    – Colin Metcalf

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