Place:Bishopdale, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBishopdale
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates54.232°N 2.067°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoAysgarth Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
Hang West Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
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Bishopdale is a dale and civil parish in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is within the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England.

The parish shares a grouped parish council, the Aysgarth & District Parish Council, with Aysgarth, Newbiggin, Thoralby and Thornton Rust. It occupies the head of the dale as far downstream as Howesyke and Howgill Gill. There are a number of farms within the parish and the hamlet of Kidstones.

The dale as a whole includes the parishes of Newbiggin, North Yorkshire, Thoralby and the northern part of Burton-cum-Walden from the village of West Burton, North Yorkshire. The dale forms a tributary dale of Wensleydale. The Bishopdale Beck flows through it to join the River Ure about east of Aysgarth. The B6160 road follows the path of the river from its junction with the A684 to the parish boundary at Kidstones Pass where it continues on to Cray and Buckden in Upper Wharfedale. The highest point in the civil parish and the dale is to be found at about two thirds of the way up Buckden Pike.[1]

The Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust YDRT has a remit to conserve the ecological condition of Bishopdale beck from its headwaters to the Humber estuary.

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Bishopdale was in the Aysgarth Rural District of the North Riding of Yorkshire from 1894. Historically it was in the ecclesiastical parish of Aysgarth in the wapentake of Hang West.

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