Yorkshire Fairies

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Yorkshire was traditionally broken down into three ridings: west, north and east. This is arguably the wildest and it is certainly one of the most isolated parts of England. There is evidence that, in the Dales, fairy belief, and in the West Riding belief in boggarts survived into the twentieth century.

Fairy Places

Almscliff Crag (North Rigton)

Claymore Well (Kettleness)

Fairy Dell (Buckden)

Fairy Dell (Ilkley)

Hurtle Pot (Chapel-le-Dale, North Yorkshire)

Yorkshire Fairy Tales

Jeanie the Bogle and the Farmer

The Fairy Baby in the Hay

The Hart Hall Hob

Yorkshire Fairy Sightings

Barguest Encounter

Child Sees Fairies in East Riding Home

Dancing Fairies at Cottingley

Jenny at Flamborough?

Tom Tyrrell Sees Fairies in Yorkshire

Yorkshire Fairy Books 

Billingsley, John West Yorkshire Folk Tales (Stroud: History Press 2010)

Billingsley, John Folk Tales from Calderdale: Place Legends and Lore from the Calder Valley (Mytholmroyd: Northern Earth, 2007)

Gutch, Mrs. E. Examples of Printed Folk-lore Concerning the North Riding of Yorkshire, York & the Ainsty (London: Nutt 1901)

Henderson, William Notes on the Folk-Lore of the Northern Counties of England and the Borders (London: W.Satchell, Peyton and Co., 1879)

Matthews, Rupert Mysterious Yorkshire (DB Publishing 2012)

Nicholson, John Folk Lore of East Yorkshire (London: Simpkin etc 1890)

Parkinson, Thomas Yorkshire Legends and Traditions (London: E.Stock 1888)

Roberts, Kai Folklore of Yorkshire (Stroud: History Press 2013)

Walker, Peter N. Folk Tales from the North York Moors (Robert Hale Ltd 1990)

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