East Witton

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Coordinates: 54°16′10″N 1°46′43″W / 54.26948°N 1.77872°W / 54.26948; -1.77872

East Witton
East Witton
East Witton is located in North Yorkshire
East Witton
East Witton
 East Witton shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE145860
District Richmondshire
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LEYBURN
Postcode district DL8
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places

East Witton is a village and civil parish in Wensleydale in North Yorkshire, England. It lies south of Leyburn, in the Richmondshire district. Richard Whiteley is buried there; he and his partner, Kathryn Apanowicz, lived in the village. (There is also a West Witton higher up Wensleydale.) The village lies at the edge of Jervaulx Abbey park and with Coverdale to the immediate west.


The village acquired a charter in 1307, and a market, which died out in the 18th century. The Earl of Ailesbury rebuilt most of East Witton in the early 19th century, the houses and gardens in the same places as they were in 1627 according to an old estate map. In 1809 a church was built by the road on the new site on the east of the village; it replaced the old church of St Martin, the site of which is now covered in trees.

Popular culture[edit]

East Witton is featured in the British television series All Creatures Great and Small, in the episode "The Prodigal Returns", as the home of the two Mrs Altons.

External links[edit]

Media related to East Witton at Wikimedia Commons