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Recommended books

Other books can be purchased from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority online shop or from the Dales Countryside Museum.


Local interest websites

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

The main Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority website.

Dales Countryside Museum

Contact details and visitor information for the Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes.

Yorkshire Dales Museum Database

There are a number of privately run museums in the Yorkshire Dales such as in Grassington and Reeth. Search this comprehensive museum database for further details.

Craven Museum

Contact details and location for Craven Museum, Skipton.

Yorkshire Archaeological Society

The YAS has an excellent research library at its base in Leeds. For information on local history and archaeology groups contact your nearest library. North Yorkshire Library | Cumbria Library

Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group

The Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group: information on activities, events, membership and publications.

Northern Mines Research Society

Website of the Northern Mines Research Society, dedicated to the preservation and recording of mining history.

Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group

SWAAG is a group of enthusiasts in the northernmost Yorkshire dales who contribute to the knowledge base of the history of our dales through archaeological and related activity.

Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group

The Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group (UWHG) was formed in 2005 with the purpose of adding to the knowledge of the archaeologically rich area of Upper Wharfedale and it’s immediate surroundings.

Ingleborough Archaeology Group

Ingleborough Archaeology Group (IAG) is based in Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales and has as its core area of operations the Ingleborough massif and the surrounding valleys of Kingsdale, Chapel le Dale and Ribblesdale.

Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust

To educate the public in the archaeology and landscape history of the Pennine Dales and to promote high standards of research relating to the heritage of the Pennine Dales of Yorkshire.

Long Preston Heritage Group

Long Preston is an attractive Yorkshire Dales village on the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Bordley Township Project

Part of the Bordley Township Project, a commumity archaeology project that is investigating the historic landscape of Bordley, a hamlet between Malham and Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales.

Yore Archaeology Group

This blog is for members of the Yore Archaeology Group – which formed early in 2012 – a (so far) small group of enthusiastic people who wish to find out more about the heritage of Wensleydale in North Yorkshire.


General interest websites

English Heritage

English Heritage is the national body in charge of looking after England’s historic environment, including archaeological sites and historic buildings. You can also access the National Monuments Record site from here along with the Images of England photo database.

Council for British Archaeology

The CBA is the principal UK-wide non-governmental organisation that promotes knowledge, appreciation and care of the historic environment for the benefit of present and future generations. This site has an excellent guide to UK archaeology on-line. Information on the Young Archaeologists Club is also available from this site.

BBC History

The BBC history web pages are full of useful information on British archaeology and history.

The Archaeology Data Service

The Archaeology Data Service website is where a digital version of our Historic Environment record is kept.

The Portable Antiquities Scheme

The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a voluntary recording scheme for archaeological objects found by members of the public.

The Heritage Lottery Fund

The Heritage Lottery Fund uses money from the National Lottery. They give grants to support a wide range of projects involving the local, regional and national heritage of the United Kingdom. The Out of Oblivion website has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.