"Dwelling or (dairy) farm of a man called Gikel or Gichel".
Ref: Mills, A. D. (2011) : A Dictionary of British place-names - Oxford: Oxford University Press
Giggleswick is a lovely village on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is located to the immediate north-west of Settle and has a population of approximately 1270.
The village has a couple of Inns including the Craven Arms, a Parish Church dating back to the 15th Century, a Public School dating back to 1512 and the magnificent Giggleswick Chapel built to commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria.
There are 48 listed buildings in the parish.
Follow the links below for more information about the village of Giggleswick:
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