William de Meschines and Cicely de Romili, his wife, heiress of Robert, founded and endowed a priory at Embsay or Emmesay, near Skipton, in 1120, but it was moved here in 1151 by their daughter, Alice de Romili, wife of William FitzDuncan, who gave the manor to the monks in exchange for other lands.
Locos are prepared on what was once the cattle dock, but is now the coal dock, at Embsay.
Embsay station with the quarry siding through the gate on the right, Summer 1959.
Embsay for instance had several cotton mills one of which became a large tannery in the early 20th century.
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