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West Riding
Ramsgill, North Yorkshire.jpg
The Yorke Arms, Ramsgill
Grid reference: SE118711
Location: 54°8’9"N, 1°49’7"W
Post town: Harrogate
Postcode: HG3
Local Government
Council: North Yorkshire
Skipton and Ripon

Ramsgill is a small village in Nidderdale, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, about two miles south-east of Lofthouse. Nearby is the Gouthwaite Reservoir.

The village is chiefly known these days for the Yorke Arms, formerly a Michelin-starred restaurant on the village green which takes its name from the lords of the manor, the Yorke family, who once lived in nearby Gouthwaite Hall.[1][2] The Yorke Arms is now an event venue.[3]

The Church of St Mary the Virgin was built in 1842, near to the remains of a Grade II listed mediæval chapel which was originally part of a large grange built by the monks of Byland Abbey.[2][4][5]

Ramsgill had a railway station on the Nidd Valley Light Railway, located in the hamlet of Bouthwaite.[6] It opened in 1907 and closed in 1930.[7]

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  1. Behrens, David (4 May 2019). "Shooting on menu". The Yorkshire Post (Country Life): p. 17. SSN 0963-1496. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Samuel Lewis, ed (1848). A Topographical Dictionary of England. London. pp. 224–229. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/topographical-dict/england/pp224-229. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  3. Welcome to the Yorke Arms, accessed 25 March 2022
  4. National Heritage List 1174098: Remains of St Mary's Chapel in churchyard of St Mary The Virgin (Grade II listing)
  5. "St Mary the Virgin, Ramsgill". The Church in the Dale. http://www.thechurchinthedale.com/our-churches/the-united-parish-of-upper-nidderdale/the-churches-of-upper-nidderdale/st-mary-the-virgin-ramsgill.php. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  6. Gordon Suggitt (2010) [2005]. Lost Railways of North & East Yorkshire. Newbury: Countryside Books. ISBN 9781853069185. 
  7. Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 194. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.