Worton, Yorkshire

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North Riding
Worton, North Yorkshire (2005).jpg
Grid reference: SD955900
Location: 54°18’20"N, 2°4’12"W
Local Government
Council: North Yorkshire

Worton is a hamlet in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales in the North Riding of Yorkshire. It is to be founda a mile east of Bainbridge on the A684 road, four miles west of Aysgarth and a mile south-east of Askrigg.[1]

The hamlet is just south of the River Ure, which carves Wensleydale.

The hamlet is named in the Domesday Book[2] and its name derives from the Old English wyrt tun and means the (herb or vegetable) garden.[3]

There are a number of listed buildings in the hamlet, including Worton Hall and the Victoria Arms public house[4][5][6][7][8] who had one of the longest serving landlords in British pub history.[9] Ralph Daykin was the publican at the Victoria Arms between 1956 and 2013.[10]

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  1. Information on Worton, Yorkshire  from GENUKI
  2. Chrystal, Paul (2017). The Place Names of Yorkshire; Cities, Towns, Villages, Rivers and Dales, some Pubs too, in Praise of Yorkshire Ales (1 ed.). Catrine: Stenlake. p. 90. ISBN 9781840337532. 
  3. Ekwall, Eilert, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 4th edition, 1960. p. 536 ISBN 0198691033
  4. National Heritage List 1316868: Worton Hall (Grade II listing)
  5. National Heritage List Victoria Arms Public House: Arms Public House Worton, Yorkshire (Grade II listing)
  6. National Heritage List 1132013: Manor House and railings (Grade II listing)
  7. National Heritage List 1157824: Dale Farmhouse, cottage farm buildings and coach house (Grade II listing)
  8. National Heritage List 1132015: Summer Tree House and attached outbuilding (Grade II listing)
  9. Belcher, Ian (10 April 2009). "Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: it'll all end in beers". The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2009/apr/11/yorkshire-walking-holidays-uk. Retrieved 11 April 2018. 
  10. Willis, Joe (30 September 2013). "Death of Dales landlord signals "end of era"". The Northern Echo. http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/10708008.Death_of_Dales_landlord_signals__end_of_era_/. Retrieved 11 April 2018.