Claro is a wapentake in the West Riding of Yorkshire, adjacent to the North Riding. It is bounded by Hang West and Hang East in the North Riding to the north; by Hallikeld in the North Riding to the north-east; by Bulmer in the North Riding to the east; by the Ainsty to the south-east; by Barkston Ash and Skyrack to the south; and by Staincliffe to the west. In 2011, it had a population of 165,681.
It comprises the ancient parishes of:
- Addingham (Beamsley in Addingham township)*
- Aldborough (part)†
- Allerton Mauleverer
- Burton Leonard
- Great Ouseburn
- Harewood (Dunkeswick and Weeton townships)‡
- Haverah Park (ex. par.)
- Ilkley (except Ilkley township)‡
- Kirk Deighton
- Kirk Hammerton (except Wilstrop township)§
- Kirkby Malzeard
- Kirkby Overblow
- Little Ouseburn
- Nun Monkton
- Otley (Little Timble and Newall with Clifton townships)‡
- Skipton (Beamsly in Skipton and Hazlewood with Storiths townships)*
- South Stainley
- Warsill (ex. par.)
*: Remainder in Staincliffe.
†: Ellenthorpe, part of Lower Dunsforth and part of Upper Dunsforth with Branton in Bulmer wapentake (N. R.)
‡: Remainder in Skyrack.
§: In the Ainsty.
Wapentakes of Yorkshire
East Riding: Buckrose • Dickering • Harthill • Holderness • Howdenshire • Ouse and Derwent • North Riding: Allertonshire • Birdforth • Bulmer • East Gilling • Hallikeld • Hang East • Hang West • Langbaurgh • Pickering Lythe • Ryedale • West Gilling • Whitby Strand • West Riding: Agbrigg and Morley (Agbrigg, Morley) • Ainsty • Barkston Ash • Claro • Osgoldcross • Skyrack • Staincliffe and Ewcross (Staincliffe, Ewcross) • Staincross • Strafforth and Tickhill