Place:Bedale, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBedale
TypeTown, Civil parish
Coordinates54.283°N 1.583°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoBedale Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Hambleton District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district covering Bedale since 1974
Hang East Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Bedale is a market town and civil parish now in the district of Hambleton, North Yorkshire, England. Historically an ecclesiastical parish in the North Riding of Yorkshire, it is situated 34 miles (55 km) north of Leeds, 26 miles (42 km) south-west of Middlesbrough and 7 miles (11 km) south-west of the county town of Northallerton.

Bedale is listed in the Domesday Book as part of Catterick wapentake, which was also known as Hangshire (so named from Hang Bank in Finghall, and because of the many gallows used to execute marauding Scots). Catterick was split and Bedale remained in East Hang.

Bedale Beck is a tributary of the River Swale, which forms one of the Yorkshire Dales. The area has a predominance of agriculture and its related small traditional trades, although tourism is increasingly important.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Bedale. The article includes a long history section.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Bedale. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Bedale.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Bedale provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • The writer has visited Bedale and found it to be a very pretty and comfortable village with a long High Street full of interesting shops and eating places--and a weekly market.
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