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Wensley Dale, Yorkshire

Wensley Dale, Yorkshire

Engraver: Cartwright [, T.]

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1810

Shelfmark: Ktop XLV

Item number: 74

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Wensley Dale, in the middle of the Yorkshire Dales. Langdale's Yorkshire Dictionary (1822) comments that 'Wensleydale, the valley which derives its name from this village, is of considerable width, lying between two ranges of hills, is adorned with several villages, and watered by the river Ure'. The valley is distinctive for its many waterfalls, some of which are hidden. Wensleydale is also famous for its distinctive cheese, which was originally made by Cistercian monks at nearby Jervaulx Abbey.

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