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This section explores the relationship between man and the landscape.  After the last ice age, hunter gatherers moved onto the moors from the continent about 8,000 years ago.  Since then there has been a complex interaction between man and the environment of Bilsdale.  More recently there are surveys of Bilsdale residents in the 17th - 19th century published by North Yorkshire County Council.  Recently the local community created an exhibition in St Hilda''s church, "Bygones of Bilsdale" about the social history of the dale.  There is also information about families from the census, commencing in 1841 which provides a source for future research.

  • Early Man
  • Angles, Saxons, Vikings and Romans, including St Hilda
  • Normans, Plantagenants and Tudors
  • Monastic Life
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Bilsdale Surveys
  • Census
  • 20th Century

Please let us know if you would like to write about any of these topics or provide details about your family history.

Published: 13 2016 (Updated: 26 2022)

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