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East Witton, North Yorkshire

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East Witton, North Yorkshire

East Witton is a village and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. Located south of Leyburn, it is the resting place of Richard Whiteley; he and his partner Kathryn Apanowicz lived in the village. There is also a West Witton in the Yorkshire Dales. The village lies at the edge of the Jervaulx Abbey park, and with Coverdale to the immediate west.
Post townLEYBURN
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, North Riding
OS GridSE1486
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 East Witton, North Yorkshire has been known in the past

Witton ~ Witton East

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

Witton, East, par. and vil., North-Riding Yorkshire - par., 7054 ac., pop. 476; consists of 2 townships - East Witton Within, 2610 ac., pop. 240, and East Witton Without, 4444 ac., pop. 236; vil., 3½ miles SE. of Leyburn; P.O.; has a brewery, a lead mine, and freestone quarries.

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