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Castleton, North Yorkshire

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Castleton is a village on the River Esk, part of the civil parish of Danby in the county of North Yorkshire in England. It can be found 7.1 miles (11.5 km) south-east of Guisborough, in the North York Moors.[1] There was once a medieval castle sited on Castle Hill that is thought to have been abandoned when Danby castle was constructed.[2]

It is served by Castleton Moor railway station on the Esk Valley Line.[3] Castleton has a local school, church, chapel and two public houses, The Downe Arms[4] and The Eskdale, as well as a small Co-op supermarket, two village shops, post office, tea room, hair salon and a public toilets.[5][6] Castleton is a centre for walking, birdwatching, shooting and many other pursuits.[7] It is said that Castleton was named after a castle built near the River Esk.[8] The village has a Clapper bridge that spans Danby Beck; this bridge was listed as Grade II in 2016.[9][10]

Castleton has a cricket team which plays next to the river and a primary school (Castleton Community Primary School)[11] with secondary education available at Caedmon College or Eskdale School, which are both in Whitby.[12]

In times past Castleton was actually the main market and industrial town serving Upper Eskdale.[13] There were annual wool, cheese and cattle fairs, cheese market and a silk mill.[14] There is a show held at Castleton every September on the second Saturday in the month.[15]

Bus services through Castleton barely exist in the winter. However, on Sundays and Bank Holidays from spring to autumn, the village is served by the Moorsbus network.[16]

The Esk Valley Walk runs through the village.[17]

The severed hand, known popularly as the Danby Hand of Glory, was found hidden in a wall of a thatched cottage in Castleton in 1935. The hand is now on display at the Whitby Museum in Pannett Park, Whitby.[18]

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  1. ^ "OL26" (Map). North York Moors Western Area. 1:50,000. Explorer. Ordnance Survey. 2016. ISBN 9780319242650.
  2. ^ "Castleton Castle". Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Castleton Moor, North Yorkshire: travel and leisure information". Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Welcome to The Downe Arms". Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  5. ^ "The Eskdale Inn". Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  6. ^ Wilkinson, George (17 November 2012). "Castleton country walk". York Press. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  7. ^ "About The Downe Arms". Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  8. ^ Ekwall, Eilert (1960). The concise Oxford dictionary of English place-names (4 ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 89. ISBN 0-19-869103-3.
  9. ^ Historic England. "Clapper Bridge carrying Ashfield Road/Wandels Lane across Danby Beck  (Grade II) (1433734)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Why Yorkshire's rare lamps and old bridge must be protected". Yorkshire Post. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Castleton Primary School". Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  12. ^ "Secondary admission arrangements for the Scarborough and Ryedale area". Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  13. ^ "GENUKI: Danby Supplementary". Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  14. ^ "Parishes: Danby | British History Online". Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  15. ^ "Visit Yorkshire Tourism Link". Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  16. ^ "Download Timetables". Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  17. ^ "Esk Valley Walk - LDWA Long Distance Paths". Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  18. ^ "Hand of Glory". Retrieved 11 April 2017.

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