Monthly Archives: October 2015

Not a groat more…

A groat was an English silver coin with a value of four pence. It’s important to know this to understand the black humour expressed by Sir Solomon Swale, 1st baronet, owner of Swale Hall in Swaledale, when he wrote his long, … Continue reading

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The Grinton Hoard

A hoard of 62 Roman coins, now known as The Grinton Hoard, was unearthed in 1988 by a metal-detectorist in a field next to Scarr House, to the west of Grinton village on Swale Hall Lane (SE041983). They were declared … Continue reading

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Introducing my Swaledale history web site

On this blog I will be writing about selected histories of the people and places of Swaledale. It’s not where I live, nor where I come from. My paternal  ancestors hail from another of the Yorkshire dales – Nidderdale – … Continue reading

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