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Askwith Main Street.jpg
Main street in Askwith looking towards Otley
Askwith is located in North Yorkshire
Askwith shown within North Yorkshire
Population 240 
OS grid reference SE169482
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town OTLEY
Postcode district LS21
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
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

Askwith is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England, with a population of 220 (2001 census), 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.[2] Facilities include a school,[3] a pub,[4] and a garden nursery.

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.[5] There is also a WI group[6] and a toddler group.[7]

Baines lists the village as "Asquith" in 1822 and Lewis as "Askwith, or Asquith" in 1848.[8][9] It gave its name to the Asquith family including the Edwardian Liberal Prime Minister H.H. Asquith.[citation needed]

Askwith Community Primary School[edit]

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

Askwith Community Primary School


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Good Stuff IT Services. "Askwith, North Yorkshire | Explore Britain". Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Askwith Community Primary School". Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Black Horse Hotel : NR OTLEY, WEST YORKSHIRE, LS21 2JQ". Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Askwith Show pulls in crowds (From Wharfedale Observer)". Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Washburn Heritage Centre : Organisations". Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Washburn Heritage Centre : Organisations". Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  8. ^ Baines, Edward, ed. (1822). History, Directory & Gazeteer, of the County of York: Vol. I. – West Riding. Leeds. p. 450. Retrieved 14 February 2018 – via 
  9. ^ Lewis, Samuel, ed. (1848). "Ashurst – Aspull". A Topographical Dictionary of England. London. pp. 96–100. Retrieved 14 February 2018 – via British History Online. 

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