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Hawes, North Yorkshire

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Hawes, North Yorkshire

Hawes is a small market town and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England, being granted its market charter in 1699. Historically within the North Riding of Yorkshire, Hawes is located at the head of Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales, the River Ure runs through the town and the dale which is one of the honeypot tourist attractions of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The parish of Hawes also includes the neighbouring hamlet of Gayle.
DistrictRichmondshire
Post townHAWES
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, North Riding
OS GridSD8789
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01969
Population1,180
 

Hawes, North Yorkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Hawes, market town and township with ry. sta., Aysgarth par., North-Riding Yorkshire,. 16 miles SW. of Leyburn, 16,021 ac., pop. 1890; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Tuesday. At Hawes Junction, ry. sta., 5 miles NW., is a meteorological station at an alt. of 1135 ft.

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