The History of Crakehall Village

(With our sincere thanks to Ian Hancock.)

What is thought to be the first written record of Crakehall appeared in the Domesday Book of 1086.
In 1976, Mr Harry Stembridge, a long time resident, published a
'History of Crakehall'
containing many interesting facts, figures and dates!
Now, in keeping with modern technology, the village history is the subject of a new website created by Ian Hancock that contains links to 'Crakehall Marriage registers from 1843 to 1923' and 'Crakehall Tithe Award 1839'
- to mention just a couple.
A picture of the Bay Horse Inn should appear here!
Above shows Mr & Mrs Stelling and the Old Bay horse.
Ian Hancocks website is well worth viewing as it is constantly being updated and on the right is an extract from his entry in our Visitor's Book . . .
. . . I spent many happy holidays as a child in Crakehall when my grandmother, Clara Hancock lived at "The Bungalow" overlooking the bridge, and my great aunt, Gertrude Stelling, was landlady of the Bay Horse.
. . . My father and I spent a lot of time researching the history of the village and I am in the process of putting this material on my website

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The full text can be seen in the
Visitors Book entry
dated 13th January 2006.

The History of the Pinfold can be seen from here!.