Hartwith Heritage Group Website

Our Parish of Hartwith cum Winsley, situated within the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Yorkshire, contains a diverse landscape from rocky moorland and agricultural land to riverside pastures. We have ancient semi-natural woodland, evidence of prehistoric settlement, monastic management and former industries.

The Hartwith Heritage Group was initially formed through the Parish Council, to bring together a group of volunteers who were interested in researching our local history and archaeology.

open day poster

The Group has now completed a further project that has concentrated on the Industries of the parish. On the 13th April an Open day is being held in the village, when visitors will be able to view displays and slide shows, on different  aspects of the project, and also have the opportunity to discuss some of the results and outputs.

All the information that has been collected over the last four years on the different industries, has been included on a CD that will be available from mid-April. Also included will be transcribed documents, and a wealth of information on the two villages, Low Laithe and Summerbridge booklet

old booklet

This 30 page booklet is unfortunately sold out! Launched at the Nidderdale Show in September 2012, the book has been well received, and we are grateful to the local shops who have been very supportive and acting as “Outlets” for us.

To avoid disappointment  selected parts have been included in a new book to be launched at our Open Day on the 13th April. The title, “Exploring the Heritage”, brings together many aspects of the history of our parish, with 90 pages available.

Please email for more information on the book and CD

new booklet


Click on the links to find out more about the:

Project notes A growing collection of aspects of our research

Hartwith Heritage Group projects