Hawes  North Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hawes like this:

HAWES, a small town, a township-chapelry, and a sub-district in Aysgarth parish, Askrigg district, N. R. Yorkshire. The town stands in Wensleydale, amid picturesque upland scenery, near Hardraw force, 6 miles WSW of Askrigg, and 16½ W by S of Leyburn r. stationA railway to Melmerby, 41 miles long, was authorised in 1865. ...

The town is a tourists' centre, and has a post office ‡ under Bedale, a banking office, four inns, a church, four dissenting chapels, an endowed school with £20 ayear, and a national school. A weekly market is held on Tuesday; fairs are held on alternate Tuesdays during the Spring months, and on Whit-Tuesday and 28 Sept.; and much industry is carried on in the making of hosiery and caps.—The chapelry includes also the hamlets of Appersett, Bartersett, Widdale, Snaysholme, and Mossdale. Acres, 16, 872. Real property, £11, 955. Pop., 1, 727. Houses, 375. Lead ore, limestone, and excellent flag, roofing, and building stones are found. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £150. Patron, the Vicar of Aysgarth.—The sub-district contains also the two townships of Abbotside. Acres, 33, 102. Pop., 2, 442. Houses, 523.

Hawes through time

Hawes is now part of Richmondshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Richmondshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Hawes itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hawes, in Richmondshire and North Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 27th November 2021

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