HISTORY & NATURE

History & Nature

Conistone with Kilnsey parish is rich in history, geology, landscape interest and nature

St. Mary's Church, Conistone

History

Conistone and Kilnsey emerge as a pair of settlements within the ancient parish of Burnsall, the two together forming a township and parochial chapelry; and the formula 'Conistone with Kilnsey', which became the name of the modern parish, was in use in official records by early Tudor times...
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Nature
Two principal factors conditioned the formation of Conistone and Kilnsey's landscape in geological times - the presence of hard Carboniferous limestone as the predominant bedrock, and the action of glaciers during the Ice Ages....
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Gurling Trough


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