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Swaledale with  Arkengarthdale
The Parish of
What’s in a
name...?
Our Vicar, Caroline, recently featured in the Yorkshire Post.
Click on the picture to read the full article.
Final Journeys...

Corpse Ways or Corpse Roads
were established as a means of transporting the deceased, often from very remote communities, to
consecrated ground of their parish church.

In Swaledale the Corpse Way along which the dead were traditionally carried in wicker coffins, runs from Keld
To
Grinton churchyard.

Beside Ivelet Bridge, a large flat stone is said to be where
the coffin bearers rested their heavy loads.

The journey could be hazardous and
there are stories of both corpse and pall bearers being swept away in floods.

Eventually, in 1580, a graveyard was consecrated at Muker and the relatives of
the dead no longer had to brave the Corpse Way.
Parish News
The two main types of place-names are habitation-names
(farms, villages) and
nature-names (woods, hills).

The  earliest record of many names is in the Domesday Book but nearly all Dales place-names were given long before that by the Viking or Anglo-Saxon settlers.

Swaledale means, very appropriately,  
The valley of the rushing river”  

Arkengarthdale
probably means “The valley of Arkle’s enclosure”

Both Dales have a number of interesting-sounding hamlets, amongst which are:

Reeth
“The stream”

Gunnerside “Gunner’s high pasture”

Keld
“The spring”

Muker
“The small field”

Smarber
“The butter hill”

Grinton
The green enclosure”

Melbecks
“The stream by the sandbank”  

Booze  
The house on the bend”   

Whaw  
“The enclosure near the sheepfold”

Welcoming our Curate

 

We are looking forward to welcoming Alison Stewart-Smith, who is currently at Cranmer Hall, Durham, to be our assistant curate for 3 years from next summer.

 

Alison comes from Northumberland and has worked as a Modern Languages teacher and a teaching assistant. She is married to Richard, whom she met when they were both part of the resident community at Scargill House in Kettlewell.

 

A curate's role is that of an apprentice, or a 'minister in training', so Alison's time here will be focused on learning. This will be both 'on the job', alongside the Vicar, and also through the diocesan training programme, which involves written and practical work and training days.

 

Alison will be ordained at Ripon Cathedral on Saturday 4 July 2015 and will start here after that.

 

Please pray for Alison and Richard as they prepare to move to the dales to

live and work.

 

 

Caroline

 

 

 

 

The Vicarage

 

Reeth

 

Richmond, N. Yorks. DL11 6TR

 

01748 884706

 

 

Parish website: www.swaledalearkengarthdaleparish.org.uk

<http://www.swaledalearkengarthdaleparish.org.uk/>  

 

 

 

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