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Catton, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Catton, two townships and villages, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The townships are called Low Catton and High Catton. Post town, York; money order and telegraph office, Stamford Bridge. Area of High Catton, 1684 acres; of Low Catton, 1346 acres; populations, 166 and 193. The parish contains also the townships of East and West Stamford Bridge, with Scoreby. The living is a rectory, annexed to Stamford Bridge, in the diocese of York; gross value, £427 with residence. Patron, Lord Leconfield, The church is ancient and good. There are Wesley&n and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishCatton All Saints 
Poor Law unionPocklington 
WapentakeOuse and Derwent 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO7
Post TownThirsk