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Birstwith, North Yorkshire

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Birstwith, North Yorkshire

Birstwith is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. It is part of the Nidderdale, and is situated on the River Nidd. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 756. There is a large Mill/Rusk production plant in Birstwith run by the food manufacturing company Kerry Ingredients. There is still a mill race and sluice gates for the mill although it no longer turns a water wheel. Water came from the River Nidd which flows though the village.
DistrictHarrogate
Post townHARROGATE
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE2359
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
 

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

Beristade

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

Birstwith, township and chapelry with ry. sta., Hampsthwaite par., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 3 miles SW. of Ripley, 1802 ac. pop. 490; P.O.

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