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Hawes Auction Mart

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Hawes Auction Mart

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Hawes Auction Mart

Historical Environment Record No: MYD36571

Parish: Hawes

OS Grid Reference: SD877897

Dale: Upper Wensleydale

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The town of Hawes had a well-established cattle market in the centre of the town, but from 1887 a separate market site was established on the Burtersett Road by a group of local farmers and traders. The town centre market continued on until the First World War but with less and less trade. The Farmers Mart became a limited company in 1914 and shares were offered to local farmers. Business has continued to thrive although the Foot and Mouth crisis of 2002 affected trade badly. Since then, plans for developing and diversifying the site have been put in place. Source: Alderson, James (1980) Under Wetherfell. The Story of Hawes Parish & People. Gayle: Brian Alderson - website for the Hawes Auction Mart


Site lies at east end of Hawes on A684. Public footpath to Gayle runs through site.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Hawes. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Part viewable from roadside pavement. Concrete and tarmac path through site.

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