"Red Sandbank"
from the Old Norse ‘rauthr’ meaning red and ‘melr' meaning sand-bank
Ref: Key to English Place-names - University of Nottingham

Rathmell is a village that lies on road between Settle and Clitheroe.
It is 3 miles south-west of Settle and has a population of approximately 305.

Rathmell is the birthplace of Richard Frankland (1630–1698), the nonconformist divine. He was ordained
presbyters under the Cromwellian regime, but was ejected from his ministry at the Restoration.
He retired home to Rathmell, where he founded a 
dissenting academy, which migrated to Manchester 
after his death. This academy was the germ of the institution now known as 
Harris Manchester College, Oxford.
The location of the original Academy at Rathmell is marked by a 
memorial plaque on the end of a small terrace
of cottages which still bears the name "College Fold".

'Peaks & Pods' is a great place for a short break or longer holiday.

The Rathmell Reading Rooms house a thriving Community Centre.

There are 17 listed buildings within the parish all of which are Grade II.


More information

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rathmell >>

www.rathmellvillage.org.uk >>

In and Around Rathmell

Peaks and Pods -  Luxury Camping Pods
Get cosy in a well-equipped cedar-clad pod, with ensuite facilities or private bathroom. Relax in your own private outdoor space with fire bowl for cooking and gathering round. You can even enjoy a  ....
Hollow Gill Huts - Luxury Shepherd's Huts
Stay in our beautiful Shepherd’s Huts and enjoy a holiday in the stunning Yorkshire countryside. Our huts have everything you need for an amazing holiday ....
Be a Garden Maker - Garden Centre and Café
Garden Centre, Café, Gift Shop and Architectural Antiques located in the wonderful countryside between the Yorkshire Dales and Forest of Bowland.
Long Preston Flood Plain
The Long Preston Flood Plain is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) providing habitats for many specialist species of flora and fauna ...
Forest of Bowland - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
The Forest of Bowland - an area of outstanding natural beauty - lies very close to the Settle area and is a fantastic place to explore. Bowland is essentially upland country forming  ...
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