|About Greenhow Hill - Landed Gentry
This database deals only with the families of the major landowners who owned the lands and mineral rights on Greenhow Hill, namely the White & Yorke families.
The White family came from Wallingwells, Nottinghamshire and their home near Greenhow was Eagle Hall near Pateley Bridge.
The Yorke family are descended from Richard who was elected Lord Mayor of York in 1469 and knighted in 1487. Their residences were at Bewerley Hall, Pateley Bridge (now demolished) and Halton Place near Hellifield which remains to this day to be their main location.
Most of the material on this site was obtained from the following sources:
Yorke Country by Ann Ashley-Cooper
A History of Nidderdale by Bernard Jennings (editor)
Nidderdale by Harry Speight
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