Place:Abbotside Common, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameAbbotside Common
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates54.3908°N 2.3369°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoAysgarth Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1934
High Abbotside, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish established 1934 from part of Abbotside Common
Low Abbotside, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish established 1934 from part of Abbotside Common
Richmondshire District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district in which it is now located

Abbotside Common was a civil parish in what is now the Richmondshire District of North Yorkshire, England. In 1934 it was separated into the two civil parishes of High Abbotside and Low Abbotside, within the Aysgarth Rural District.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following excerpt from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"ABBOTSIDE (High and Low), two townships in the parish of Aysgarth, [North Riding of] Yorkshire. The former lies 2 miles NNW of Hawes; and the two are separated from each other by Whitfield gill. Acres of High Abbotside: 11,150. Population: 552. Houses: 111. Acres of Low Abbotside: 5,080. Population: 163. Houses: 37. High Abbotside contains the hamlets of Hardraw, Cotterdale, Fossdale, Simonstone, Sedbusk, Shaw, Helbeck-Lunds, Birkriggs, Camhouses, and Litherskew; and Low Abbotside contains the hamlets of Grange, Bowbridge, Helme, and Shawcote. Much of both townships is high moorland and lofty fell, intersected by ravines and deep narrow vales, all within the upper basin of the river Ure. A remarkable waterfall, called Hardraw force, occurs in one of the ravines; and a picturesque waterfall, called Whitfield force, occurs in another. See Hardraw Force and Ure (The)."

Until 1866 Abbotside was located in the ecclesiastical parish of Aysgarth in the Hang West Wapentake.

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The registration districts covering the area for births, marriages and deaths and also for the census are: Askrigg Registration District, England and Wales, United Kingdom (1837-1869)
Aysgarth Registration District, England and Wales, United Kingdom (1869-1934)