Place:Askwith, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesAscuidsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 313
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates53.919°N 1.75°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoHarrogate District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistict municipality since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Askwith is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England, with a population of 220 (2001 census), increasing to 240 at the 2011 Census. The village is located in Wharfedale, and is close to the border of West Yorkshire. Nearby towns are Otley, Ilkley and Burley-in-Wharfedale. Facilities include a school, a pub, and a garden nursery.

An annual show is held, with attractions ranging from produce and handicraft classes, to a dog show and horse competitions, as well as stalls and entertainment. There is also a WI group and a toddler group.

Baines lists the village as "Asquith" in 1822 and Lewis as "Askwith, or Asquith" in 1848. It gave its name to the Asquith family including the Edwardian Liberal Prime Minister H.H. Asquith.

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