Place:Austwick, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesOusteuuicsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 313
Wharfesource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.112°N 2.357°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoClapham, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Staincliffe and Ewcross Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Settle Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Craven District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district in which it is now located
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Austwick is a village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England, about 5 miles (8 km) north-west of Settle. The village is on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

According to the 2001 UK census the parish had a population of 476, reducing slightly to 463 at the 2011 UK census. The parish includes the village of Austwick and the hamlet of Wharfe.

According to the Austwick & Lawkland Tithe Map of 21 October 1851 the parish had an area of 8,201 acres (33.19 km2) of which around a quarter is uncut moorland. The highest point within the parish is at Lord's Seat on Simon Fell at 2,079 feet (634 m).

In 2014 the boundaries of Austwick parish were changed. That part of the parish south of the A65 road were passed to Lawkland parish and that part of Lawkland parish north of the A65 (including the hamlet of Feizor) was passed to Austwick parish. Now Austwick Common and Austwick Moss are no longer in the parish of Austwick. The boundaries of Austwick and Lawkland parishes had been in existence since at least 1851 at the time of the drawing up of the Tithe map.

Before local government reorganisation in 1974, Austwick parish was within Settle Rural District which was in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Originally it was a township in the ancient parish of Clapham in the Staincliffe and Ewcross Wapentake.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Austwick.

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