Place:Hawes, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameHawes
TypeTown, Civil parish
Coordinates54.3°N 2.2°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
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Hawes is a small market town and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England, that was granted its market charter in 1699. Historically in the North Riding of Yorkshire, Hawes is located at the head of Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales, the River Ure runs to the north of the town and is regarded as one of the honeypot tourist attractions of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The parish of Hawes also includes the neighbouring hamlet of Gayle. It is west of the County Town of Northallerton. The town is perhaps best-known as being the home of Wensleydale cheese.

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Hawes 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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