This website describes the village of West Scrafton in Coverdale, one of the lesser known dales in North Yorkshire. The village is beautifully set beneath the Roova Crags on the south-east side of the River Cover.
It comprises only about forty dwellings, a third of which are grade 2 listed, and it has a history going back before the first millennium which can be traced from then on.
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is now available on a CD.
358 pages complete from cover to cover
in printable PDF format.
It is divided into seven sections
for ease of handling on a computer.
£5 for local villagers. £6 including p&p.
Curlew Cottage, West Scrafton, Leyburn, DL8 4RU.
Please make cheques payable to A F Harrison.
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A unique Coverdale village in the Yorkshire Dales
This book was produced by the inhabitants of the village in celebration of
over 1000 years of its existence.
Apart from giving an insight into life in the country, it provides interesting and informative details
of farming and gamekeeping and reveals a few little-known items such as the 19th century
proposal for a railway through Coverdale and the coal mining industry of the dale.