Population: 151 Grid Reference: SD768559 Co-ordinates: 53.999,-2.353


Me on the Lancashire/North Yorkshire border, Tosside, December 2020

Small village straddling the Lancashire - North Yorkshire border.  Prior to 1974 the entire village lay in the West Riding of Yorkshire.  The Lancashire side of the village lies in Gisburn Forest parish, an area popular with mountain bikers, horse riders and walkers.
There are several listed buildings in Tosside including St. Bartholomew's Church and the Dog & Partridge public house.
The Village Community Hall is the main focal point for the village and can be hired for events.
The village cross in the road junction was erected to celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee in 1977 and is topped with a weather vane representing a fox.  The name Tosside comes from the Old Norse/Anglo-Saxon Tod and Saetr, meaning "fox" and "high summer pasture".
Tosside Community Hall

Tosside Community Hall
Silver Jubilee Cross

Silver Jubilee Cross, erected 1977
St. Barthomolew's Chruch

St. Bartholomew's Church