Population: 305 Grid Reference: SD804598 Co-ordinates: 54.035,-2.300



Picturesque hill-top village overlooking the Yorkshire Dales to the north.  Part of Craven District in North Yorkshire, Rathmell is a civil parish three miles (5km) south of Settle.  Nearby are Wigglesworth, Tosside and Long Preston.
Rathmell Reading RoomRathmell was the birthplace of Richard Frankland 1630.  A non-
conformist protestant, he was ordained by the presbyters under Oliver Cromwell's commonwealth but was ejected from is ministery during the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660.  He returned home to Rathmell where he founded a dissenting academy which was moved to Manchester following his death in 1698.
A small row of cottages, College Fold now bears a memorial plaque marking the location of the original academy.

The Holy Trinity Church in Rathmell is part of the Church of England
Diocese of Leeds.

Rathmell Reading Room
The social hub of Rathmell is the Reading Room which serves as the village hall.  There are no pubs in the village, the Plough is the nearest in Wigglesworth to the south.
Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church

Rathmell Village
Yorkshire Dales from Rathmell

Pen-y-Ghent and the Dales from Rathmell