Place:East Witton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameEast Witton
Alt namesEast Wittonsource: from redirect
East Witton Withinsource: township in parish
East Witton Withoutsource: township in parish
Braithwaitesource: hamlet in parish
Coverbridgesource: hamlet in parish
Ulshaw Bridgesource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.27°N 1.779°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoHang West Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was locatedwapentake in which it was located
Leyburn 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
source: Family History Library Catalog
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East Witton is a village and civil parish south of Leyburn, in the Richmondshire district of of North Yorkshire, England. The village lies at the edge of Jervaulx Abbey park and with Coverdale to the immediate west.

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

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As explained by Wilson's Gazetteer (quoted below), East Whitton was further divided into the townships of East Witton Within (to the northwest) and East Witton Without (to the southeast). The Gazetteer mentions two of the hamlets: Braithwaite and Coverbridge. A third is Ulshaw Bridge.

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

"WITTON (East), a village and a parish in Leyburn [registration] district, [North Riding of] Yorkshire. The village stands 3½ miles SE of Leyburn [railway] station; and has a post-office under Bedale, and fairs on 3 May and 20 Nov. The parish comprises the townships of [East Witton] Within and [East Witton] Without; and the latter township contains 7 hamlets. Acres: 4,280 and 3,450. Real property: £2,536 and £3,623. Population: 326 and 295. Houses: 78 and 60. The manor belongs to the Marquis of Ailesbury. A ruined ancient monastery is here, and has been noticed in our article Jervaux. A large brewery is at Coverbridge; a lead mine is at Braithwaite; and excellent free stone quarries are in the neighbourhood. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon. Value: £93. Patron: the Marquis of Ailesbury. The church was built in 1812. A school house at Colsterdale is used as a chapel of ease. There are also partially endowed schools and charities £20."

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