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Glasshouses is a small village in Nidderdale
Nidderdale is one of the Yorkshire Dales in North Yorkshire, England. It is the upper valley of the River Nidd, which flows south through the dale, forming several reservoirs including the Gouthwaite Reservoir, before turning east and eventually joining the River Ouse.The only town in the dale is...

, North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire is a non-metropolitan or shire county located in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England, and a ceremonial county primarily in that region but partly in North East England. Created in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972 it covers an area of , making it the largest...

, England
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. It lies about 1 mile south east of Pateley Bridge
Pateley Bridge
Pateley Bridge is a small market town in Nidderdale in the Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, on the River Nidd.It has the oldest sweet shop in England and is the home of the Nidderdale Museum....

 on the east side of Nidderdale and has a recently rebuilt river bridge across the river Nidd
River Nidd
The River Nidd is a tributary of the River Ouse in the English county of North Yorkshire. In its first few miles it is dammed three times to create Angram Reservoir, Scar House Reservoir and Gouthwaite Reservoir which attract around 150,000 visitors a year...


The old twine mill, on the banks of the Nidd, now houses a number of small businesses. There is a public house, The Birch Tree Inn, on the main Harrogate
Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England. The town is a tourist destination and its visitor attractions include its spa waters, RHS Harlow Carr gardens, and Betty's Tea Rooms. From the town one can explore the nearby Yorkshire Dales national park. Harrogate originated in the 17th...

 to Pateley Bridge road just outside the village.

May day is celebrated every year with traditional May Pole dancing and the crowning of the 'May Queen
May Queen
The May Queen or Queen of May is a term which has two distinct but related meanings, as a mythical figure and as a holiday personification.-Festivals:...

' on the village green.


  • Bed & Breakfast establishments
  • Children's playground
  • Glasshouses Primary School
  • The Birch Tree Inn public house
  • Yorkshire Country Wines tearoom
  • Village hall (Broadbelt Hall)

A brief history

  • 1982 The mill chimney was demolished
  • 1970 The mill was closed
  • 1933 Broadbelt Hall built
  • 1926 Bridge over the Nidd destroyed and rebuilt
  • 1910 Major refurbishment of the school
  • 1907 Mill owners, the Metcalfes, bankrupted