Askwith

Askwith is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England, with a population of 220 (2001 census),[2] increasing to 240 at the 2011 Census.[1] The village is located in Wharfedale, and is close to the border of West Yorkshire. Nearby towns are Otley, Ilkley and Burley-in-Wharfedale.[3] Facilities include a school,[4] a pub,[5] and a garden nursery.

Askwith
Askwith Main Street.jpg
Main street in Askwith looking towards Otley
Askwith is located in North Yorkshire
Askwith
Askwith
Location within North Yorkshire
Population240 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE169482
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townOTLEY
Postcode districtLS21
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
AmbulanceYorkshire
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°55′49″N 1°44′38″W / 53.93031°N 1.74394°W / 53.93031; -1.74394Coordinates: 53°55′49″N 1°44′38″W / 53.93031°N 1.74394°W / 53.93031; -1.74394

An annual show is held, with attractions ranging from produce and handicraft classes, to a dog show and horse competitions, as well as stalls and entertainment.[6] There is also a WI group[7] and a toddler group.[8]

Baines lists the village as "Asquith" in 1822 and Lewis as "Askwith, or Asquith" in 1848.[9][10] A derivative surname from the village is that of Asquith.[11]

Askwith Community Primary SchoolEdit

The school has around 80 pupils and is constantly rated as "outstanding" in Ofsted reports.

 
Askwith Community Primary School

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Askwith Parish (E04007308)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  2. ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Askwith Parish (36UD005)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  3. ^ Good Stuff IT Services. "Askwith, North Yorkshire | Explore Britain". explorebritain.info. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Askwith Community Primary School". askwith.n-yorks.sch.uk. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Black Horse Hotel : NR OTLEY, WEST YORKSHIRE, LS21 2JQ". data-leeds.co.uk. Archived from the original on 13 April 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Askwith Show pulls in crowds (From Wharfedale Observer)". wharfedaleobserver.co.uk. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Washburn Heritage Centre : Organisations". washburnvalley.org. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Washburn Heritage Centre : Organisations". washburnvalley.org. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  9. ^ Baines, Edward, ed. (1822). History, Directory & Gazeteer, of the County of York: Vol. I. – West Riding. Leeds. p. 450. Retrieved 14 February 2018 – via archive.org.
  10. ^ Lewis, Samuel, ed. (1848). "Ashurst – Aspull". A Topographical Dictionary of England. London. pp. 96–100. Retrieved 14 February 2018 – via British History Online.
  11. ^ Johnston, James B (1915). The Place-names of England and Wales. London: J Murray. p. 113. OCLC 457619292.

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