Information on Carperby, Yorkshire

Carberby in Wensleydale is famous for its 7 stepped cross dated 1674, which was once the cross in the village’s market square. The village is spread along the minor road running parallel to the A684 and is within easy walking distance to nearby Aysgarth. The village has 2 wells but only one, St James’ is still a source of water. St Matthew’s well near the village green, with elaborate stone surrounds dated 1867, ceased to provide water in 1975. The pub has no shop, but has pub, The Wheatsheaf, which is where James Herriott (the pen name of James Alfred Wight) the vet and author, spent his honeymoon in 1941.

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