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Brough, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Brough, a township in Catterick parish, in the N.R. Yorkshire, on the river Swale, 5 miles ESE of Richmond, formerly a Roman settlement. Acreage, 1177; population, 105. An ancient hospital stood here, founded about the time of Edward I. Brough Hall formerly belonged to the family of De Burgh, but is now the seat of the Lawsons. There is a beautiful Roman Catholic chapel near the hall, built in 1837 by Sir William Lawson. 268

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Civil parishCatterick 
Poor Law unionRichmond 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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