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Haves, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Haves, a small market-town, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Aysgarth parish, in N.R. Yorkshire. The town stands in Wensleydale, amid picturesque upland scenery, near Hardraw Force, 4½ miles WSW of Askrigg, and has a station on the M.R. and N.E.R. It is a tourists' centre, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office (B.S.O.), two banks, several hotels and inns, a church, three chapels, and an endowed grammar school. A weekly market is held on Tuesday, fairs are held on Whit-Tuesday, 28 September, and first Tuesday in December, for cattle; 30 Aug. and 14; Sept. for lambs; the first Tuesday after 12 Oct. for rams and sheep; and four cheese fairs are held yearly. Much industry is carried on in the making of hosiery. The township includes the hamlets of Gayle, Burter-sett, Appersett, Widdale, Mossdale, Snaizhoime, and part of Lunds. Acreage, 15, 979; population, 1615. Lead-ore, limestone, and excellent flag, roofing, and building stones are found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon; net value,, £148 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Ays-garth. There are Wesleyan and Congregational chapels, and a Friends' meeting-house. In the neighbourhood are several fine waterfalls, one called Hardrow Scar being 100 feet high and the highest single leap in England.

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

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


Newspapers and Periodicals

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