Place:West Witton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameWest Witton
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates54.2914°N 1.0953°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoLeyburn Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which the parish was a part 1894-1974
Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been situated since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


West Witton is a village in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. Located in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales it lies on the A684 (the main road between Leyburn and Hawes). The village is the first one on the A684 to lie within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There is also an East Witton about five miles away in Coverdale.

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Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, West Witton was located in Leyburn Rural District. Historically, it was an ecclesiastical parish in the Hang West Wapentake.

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