Dallowgill (historically also Dallaghill) is a village in Harrogate district in North Yorkshire, England. It consists of a number of scattered settlements in the western part of the civil parish of Laverton.

Dallowgill is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE185725
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRIPON
Postcode districtHG4
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
List of places
54°08′42″N 1°42′58″W / 54.145°N 1.716°W / 54.145; -1.716Coordinates: 54°08′42″N 1°42′58″W / 54.145°N 1.716°W / 54.145; -1.716


Dallow hamlet

Dallowgill takes its name from Dallow, now a small settlement in the south of the area. Dallow is derived from dael haga, meaning "enclosure in the dale".[1] "Dallowgill" was originally applied to the ravine or gill of the River Laver below Dallow.

Historically Dallowgill was part of the ancient parish of Kirkby Malzeard in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It became a separate parish in 1844.[2] When civil parishes were created in 1866 it became part of the civil parish of Laverton, which now shares a parish council with Kirkby Malzeard (Kirkby Malzeard, Laverton and Dallowgill Parish Council). Dallowgill remains a separate ecclesiastical parish, now part of the benefice of the Fountains Group of parishes.[3]

Buildings and structuresEdit

St Peter's church
One of the Crackpots Mosaics near Stang Brae

The parish church of St Peter was built in 1842. It closed in 2011.[4] There is also a Methodist chapel.[5]

The Greygarth Monument[6] commemorates Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897. At Carlesmoor in the north of the parish there is a sighting tower.

Dotted around Dallowgill are 22 mosaic panels depicting local scenes and wildlife. They were created and positioned in 1997 by local artists calling themselves the Crackpots.[7]


  1. ^ Smith, A.H. (1961). The Place-names of the West Riding of Yorkshire. 5. Cambridge University Press. p. 212.
  2. ^ "Vision of Britain: Dallaghill EP". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  3. ^ Diocese of Ripon and Leeds: the Fountains Group of parishes
  4. ^ North Yorkshire News: 29 June 2011
  5. ^ Genuki: Dallowgill Methodist Chapel
  6. ^ SE185723
  7. ^ Nidderdale AONB: The Crackpots Mosaic Trail

External linksEdit

  • [1] community website for Dallowgill area