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Hello Everyone,

This weekend, we visited the pretty and amusingly named village of Giggleswick, though the name, Giggleswick is nothing to really laugh about. It's named after a Viking man named “Gigel”, whilst “Wich/Wick/Wyke”, is old Norse for a farm or settlement.

Its history as a once prominent market town, goes right back to the Domesday Survey when it was referred to as Ghigelswic.

It is situated on the River Ribble, one mile N.E. of the more famous town of Settle and is a gem that is often overlooked.

The neighbourhood abounds with slate and good building stone, used effectively in the many old houses.

The village is full of characterful buildings, usually from the 17th and 18th centuries, so interesting that over 40 of them are listed for their architectural or historical interest.

My photograph shows a view towards the village from a steep hill, where much of Giggleswick School can be found; a boarding school first established in 1499.
Please see my workshop for a slightly different view.

I will show more views of what we discovered, later.

My warm regards, Bev :-)

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