Ingleton, St Mary's Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
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Sherlock Holmes' Birthplace
Perhaps the major claim to fame of Ingleton's church has nothing to do with architecture, but everything to do with literature.
It seems that writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle combined the last name of Reverend Sherlock, rector of Ingleton in the 1870s, with that of Reverend Holmes of nearby Mason Gill, to create his fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. Doyle would have known both men; he was married at nearby Thornton and his mother lived at Mason Gill.
About Ingleton, St Mary's Church
Address: Main Street, Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales, Yorkshire, England, LA6 3EB
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Photo Credit: N Chadwick, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail - 0.1 miles (Countryside)
Ribblehead Viaduct - 5.5 miles (Historic Building)
Catrigg Force Waterfall - 9.3 miles (Countryside)
Winskill Stones Nature Reserve - 9.7 miles (Countryside)
Yorkshire Dales National Park - 9.8 miles (Countryside)
Gresgarth Hall Gardens - 11.8 miles (Garden)
Warton, St Oswald's Church - 12.1 miles (Historic Church)
Warton Old Rectory - 12.2 miles (Historic Building)
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