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Low Row

Feetham, Blades, Smarber, Kearton and Low Row, small villages and hamlets, are now collectively known as Low Row. It was once a thriving mining and textile community with 3 pubs, 2 churches, 2 chapels, 3 shops, 2 schools, and a workhouse!

Edmund Alderson Knowles ran a worsted and woollen hosiery company in the village and constructed a mill at Haverdale on the south side of the river, which housed England’s second largest water-wheel at the time of construction. The wool industry in Swaledale was an important industry in the dale long before leadmining hit its peak. In the 1600s, a law existed that everyone had to be buried in wool. The owner of Level House disobeyed this order, when his daughter died, and was fined. The legacy of the wool industry can still be seen today in the names of pubs in Richmond, including the Bishop Blaize and the Golden Fleece. Knowles had a burning ambition to bring the railway up Swaledale, but this was unfortunately never realised.

There is said to be a ghost at Greensykes, a local house (Grade II listed), long since abandoned as a dwelling, now used for gathering and penning sheep. It is said to be haunted by Michael Clarkson, who lived there with his housekeeper. He apparently haunts the coal hole and has a penchant for flying up ladies' dresses! If you put your ear to the ground in the parlour at Greensykes, you can also hear the echoes of the leadminers working in Jenkin mine, deep underground

The village now still has two of its churches, one pub, the Punch Bowl (sister pub to the CB Inn in Arkengarthdale)

The Punch Bowl

The Punch Bowl

Great Food, fine ales and wines and a friendly welcomes you in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. The Punch Bowl overlooks Swaledale and the hamlet of Low Row.Located within some of the most breath-taking scenery in Yorkshire, The Punch Bowl Inn offers high quality accommodation, excellent facilities and a very warm welcome in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
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Sandpiper

Sandpiper

A gem of a cottage, with beautiful views over Swaledale, Sandpiper is recently refurbished to make it a high-quality holiday home, sleeping up to 3 in king and sgle bedrooms, one dog welcome, free wifi and parking.
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Nettlebed

Nettlebed

Nettlebed is a wonderful, yet homely, cottage with terrific views, sleeping 6 – 8 in three bedrooms, dog-friendly, huge garden, parking and free wifi.
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G E Brown and Son Ltd

G E Brown and Son Ltd

GE Brown and Son is a long established family buildings business with extensive experience of working on both modern and traditional properties.
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Moorview

Moorview

Moorview is a stunning Swaledale holiday cottage set in a hillside of the rural village of Low Row with wonderful views of Swaledale and only a stone’s throw from the village pub.
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AG Bikes

AG Bikes

The AG Bikes Showroom and workshop is set in the beautiful location of Swaledale, right in the heart of Scott Trial and Reeth Three Day Trial country.
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Bespoke Tutors - 01748 886201

Teaching

Hillcrest Cottage - 01748 886845

Holiday Cottage

J W Porter and Sons - 01748 886434

Building and Roofing

Low Whita Bunkbarn & Campsite - 01748 884601

Bunk House and Camping

Michael Guy Electrical - 01748 886097

Electrician

Old Dairy Low Row - 01748 886057

Bed and Breakfast

Sewing Alterations - 01748 886905

Sewing Service