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Haukswell, Hauzwell, or Hakswell, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Haukswell, Hauzwell, or Hakswell, two townships and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The townships are East and West Haukswell, and they lie 2½ miles N of Constable Barton station on the N.E.R., and 4½ NE of Leyburn. Acreage of East Haukswell, 1249; population, 116; acreage of West Haukswell, 892; population, 26; of the ecclesiastical parish, 247. The parish contains also the townships of Garriston and Barden, and its post town and money order office is Finghall (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Leybum. The manor contains Hauxwell Hall, an ancient mansion. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ripon; net value,, £280 with residence. The church is ancient but good, and has an embattled tower. The churchyard contains tombs of Rnights Templars, and remains of a very ancient Saxon cross.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Ecclesiastical parishHaukswell St. Oswald 
Poor Law unionLeyburn 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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