The village duckpond in Rylstone
Rylstone is a village and civil parish in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It is situated very near to Cracoe and about six miles south-west of Grassington. The civil parish originates as a township of the ancient parish of Burnsall, and had a population of 160 as of the 2011 census.
Rylstone railway station opened in 1902, closed to passengers in 1930, and closed completely in 1969.
The members of Rylstone and District Women's Institute were the inspiration for the 2003 film Calendar Girls, although the film was shot based in nearby Kettlewell.
On 5 July 2014, the Tour de France Stage 1 from Leeds to Harrogate passed through the village.
Rylstone is referenced in the poem entitled The White Doe of Rylstone by William Wordsworth.
- UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Rylstone Parish (1170216778)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/sources/census_2011_ks/report?compare=1170216778. Retrieved 11 April 2018
- 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. 202. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
- "Tour de France Stage 1". https://web.archive.org/web/20140725103624/http://www.letour.com/le-tour/2014/us/stage-1.html. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
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