Cracoe

Information on Cracoe, Yorkshire

Cracoe is a small village of 139 inhabitants and 32 houses close to Rhylstone, Hetton and Threshfield and 5 and a half miles North of Skipton. It was reputedly founded in the 14th century by a family banished by the residents of Skipton.  Cracoe is famous in geological circles for the nearby Cracoe Reef Knolls a series of limestone hills which are geological remnants of an ancient coral reef. It is also the discovery place of a rare moss – bexicus ruellam

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