Westerdale Hall

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Pevsner states that Westerdale Hall was built as a shooting lodge for the Duncombe family before 1874 by Thomas Henry Wyatt, well before because the first edition OS map from 1857 shows it.
It became a Youth Hostel between1946-1992, heres a photo of my mum there in the early 1960s
Westerdale Hall Early 60s
The building is now in private ownership again.
Westerdale Hall

3 thoughts on “Westerdale Hall

  1. I seem to think that when I was involved in the YHA, there was some kind of walk or trail between the three ‘W’ hostels in our area, namely Whithby, Westerdale and Wheeldale(?).

  2. Re Mrs Allen comment:
    Welcome to Youth Hosteling Mrs Allen.
    Me and my friends of the time stayed regularly at Westerdale during 1957 / 58 / 59 / 60 when if we were lucky the temperature was just above freezing during the middle of summer !!
    Dormitory No 9 ( men’s dorm with the occasional female for warmth if there was a shortage of blankets ) had a small pane of glass missing from the window, never replaced.
    We loved every visit.

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