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Linton Bridge & 13th Century Church

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Linton Bridge & Church

Linton is situated close to Grassington, and is by any standards one of the most outstanding villages in the Yorkshire Dales. Architecturally, scenicalIy, and in terms of its industrial development, it overflows with interest. Originally attractive to Anglian settlers, the village pattern originates from those times, with groups of houses informally set around a large irregular green.
Linton Beck flows down the middle of the village crossed by a clapper bridge, a packhorse bridge, a modern road bridge, stepping-stones and fords, and, near the river, Little Emily's Bridge.
The stone houses around the green, date mainly from the 17th- and 18th C.

Dominating the village is the Fountaine Hospital, founded in 1721 by the will of Richard Fountaine to provide almshouses for the poor of the parish. Fountaine made his fortune in London as a coffin maker during the Great Plague!

Fountaine Hospital, was founded and endowed in 1721 by Richard Fountaine. The Hospital introduced the Classical style of building, not only to Wharfedale but to the Dales area in general by money left in the will of Richard Fountaine

Beyond the main road, and half a mile from the village, Linton Church serves the communities of Grassington, Threshfield, Hebden and Linton, each having footpaths leading to it. The late 12th-century building, with its squat bell-turret, shows Norman features, but was largely rebuilt and extended during the 15th century.
The huge mill building, which closed in 1959, dates from 1902 when it replaced an earlier one used for spinning worsteds, and after 1840, cotton. Before then a corn-mill utilised the waters of the Wharfe above Linton Falls, where the bridge carries the church path from Grassington across the river.
There was a YMCA; for those ladies of a certain age...but it has been taken over by some business concern recently...

 

 

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