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Whashton is located in North Yorkshire
Whashton shown within North Yorkshire
Population 215 (Including Aske.2011)[1]
OS grid reference NZ150062
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
54°27′04″N 1°46′10″W / 54.45114°N 1.7694°W / 54.45114; -1.7694Coordinates: 54°27′04″N 1°46′10″W / 54.45114°N 1.7694°W / 54.45114; -1.7694

Whashton is a village and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England.

The village (with an older spelling) is sometimes cited as the origin of the family name of George Washington, the first US President.[2][3][4] However, this origin is also claimed by the town of Washington near Newcastle upon Tyne, some 55 km north of Whashton.


The village is surrounded by farmland and has 2 main farms the Hagg which is down a track away from the main village. the farm caters for pig farming with a residential property on site (part of the Hartforth estate.) and another Whashton Farm set in the main village catering for cows.


The village has a pub 'the Hack and Spade' however that is the only village amenity apart from a post box. the village is set on several walks http://www.whashton.net/ around the surrounding Yorkshire hills. The local town is Richmond approximately 5 miles away. the village is set only a few miles off the A66.


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