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West Witton, North Yorkshire

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West Witton, North Yorkshire

West Witton is a village in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. Located in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales it lies on the A684. The village is the first one on the A684 to lie within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There is also an East Witton about five miles away in Coverdale. The village is famous locally for its "Burning of Bartle" ceremony held on the Saturday nearest 24 August (St Bartholomew's Day).
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, North Riding
OS GridSE0688
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

Other names by which West Witton, North Yorkshire has been known in the past

Witton ~ Witton West

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

Witton, West, par. and vil., North-Riding Yorkshire - par., 3874 ac., pop. 550; vil., 4 miles SW. of Leyburn; P.O.

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