Catterick, North Riding of Yorkshire
Catterick, a village, a township, and an extensive parish in N.R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the river Swale, near Ermine Street, 1½ mile S of Catterick Bridge railway station, and 5½ miles SE of Richmond, and has a head post office (R.S.O.) Acreage, 1738; population of the township, 681; of ecclesiastical parish, 1162. An ancient camp was here, probably around the area now occupied by the churchyard, and an hospital was founded in the time of Henry III. The parish includes the townships of St Martin's, Brough, Killerby, East and West Appleton, and Tunstall. Brough Hall is the seat of the Lawson family. Ermine Street crossed the Swale at Catterick Bridge, about a mile north of the village. The Roman station Cataractonum was on this way at Thornbrough, ½ of a mile from Catterick Bridge, enclosed an area of about 9 acres, and was walled along the sides, respectively 240 and 175 yards. Substructions, pavements, an altar, a bronze vessel, coins, fragments of pottery, and other Roman relics have been found. An ancient camp is on a hill about a mile SE of the village, and several tumuli are near. The living is a vicarage annexed to Tunstall, in the diocese of Ripon; value, £723 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Ripon. The church is Early and Perpendicular English, in good condition.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Catterick St. Anne|
|Poor Law union||Bedale|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Catterick from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Catterick (St. Anne))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Catterick are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online: