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Gayle, North Yorkshire

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Gayle, North Yorkshire

Gayle is a hamlet sited a mile south of Hawes in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England. Gayle was originally a farming settlement but the population grew during the late 18th century to around 350 with employment in local quarries, coal-mining in Sleddale and in a water-driven cotton mill on Gayle Beck. The population of the village later contracted. Gayle Mill, constructed in 1776, is now a Grade II* listed building, a scheduled monument and came third in the BBC's 2004 Restoration contest.
Post townHAWES
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, North Riding
OS GridSD8789
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire

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