Monthly Archives: November 2016

How Norwegian Vikings brought Irish Gaelic words to Swaledale

Creeton Close, a two-acre enclosed pasture between Gunnerside and Low Row in upper Swaledale, is notable for having what appears to be an ancient house-platform cut from its steep slope, and for its extremely unusual name, which seems to have … Continue reading

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Pukes Close – an unusual field-name with a surprising explanation

Pukes Close was recorded in 1844 as the name of an upper Swaledale field located about half a mile west of the hamlet of Ivelet, next to Calvert House. To anyone unfamiliar with the life and culture of upper Swaledale, … Continue reading

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