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Thorganby with West Cottingwith, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Thorganby-with-West Cottingwith, a village and a parish in E.R. Yorkshire, on the river Derwent, 4½ miles from Escrick station on the G.N.R., and 10 SE of York. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office at West Cottingwith under York. Acreage, 2938, of which 21 are water; population, 370. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, £38 with residence. The church is in the Perpendicular style, and consists of chancel, nave, transept, and an embattled tower. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishThorganby St. Elen 
Poor Law unionYork 
WapentakeOuse and Derwent 

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

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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