West Burton

Information on West Burton, Yorkshire

West Burton is a village of around 300 inhabitants just off the B6160 road to Wharfedale from Wensleydale. Two other minor roads leave the village, both dead ends, but one leads to the two hamlets of Walden and Walden Head. West Burton lies in Bishopdale which is part of Wensleydale. The area has been inhabited since the Iron Age and there are the remains of an ancient settlement on Burton Moor which has been designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. West Burton used to be an important market town and the market cross and stocks can still be seen today on the picturesque village green. Just below the village is the West Burton Cauldron Falls one of the waterfalls drawn by Turner during his tour of the North of England. The village has a couple of shops and one pub, the Fox and Hounds Inn.

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