Garfitt Gap

From Urra looking across upper Bilsdale. Garfitt Gap is the col between Cold Moor (Mount Vittoria) on the left and Wainstones on the right.

If a consortium of Victorian investors had had their way this scene would have been bisected by a railway which was proposed between Ingleby Greenhow and Helmsley. Plans were drawn up and a formal notice was placed in the London Gazette announcing the intention to apply to Parliament for permission. The route would have involved two tunnels under Clay Bank and Newgate Bank.


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