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High and Low Abbotside, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Abbotside, High and Low, two townships in the parish of Aysgarth, N.R. Yorkshire. The former lies 2 miles NNW of Hawes, and the two are separated from each other by Whit-field Gill. Hawes is the nearest railway station, post, money order, and telegraph office. Acreage of High Abbotside, 6289; population, 412; of Low Abbotside, 2066; population, 143. Much of both townships is high moorland and lofty fell, intersected by ravines and deep narrow vales, all within the upper basin of the river Ure. A remarkable waterfall, called Hardraw Force, occurs in one of the ravines, and a picturesque waterfall, called Whitfield Force, in another.

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 
Civil parishAysgarth 
Civil parishAysgarth 

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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