Coverham, North Riding of Yorkshire
Coverham, a township and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The township bears the name of Agglethorpe with Coverham, lies on the river Cover, 2 miles SW of Middleham, and 4 SSW of Leyburn railway station, and includes the hamlets or villages of Cotesque, Tupgill, Ashgill, and Brecongill. Acreage, 1410; population, 176. The parish contains also the townships of Caldbridge, with East Scrafton, West Scrafton, Carlton, Carlton-High Dale, and Melmerby, and its post towns are Middleham (R.S.O.), and Carlton, under Bedale. Much of the surface is hill and moor. A coal mine and a slate and flag quarry are in this township. An abbey for Premonstratensian canons was founded here in 1215 by Ranulph Fitz-Robert, and some small but interesting remains of it exist, adjoined to a handsome modern residence known as Coverham Abbey. The living is a vicarage, united with the perpetual curacy of Horsehouse, in the diocese of Ripon; net value, £252 with residence. Population of the ecclesiastical parish, 862. The church is a building in the Early English style, and has a tower; it was reseated and restored in 1878.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Coverham Holy Trinity|
|Poor Law union||Leyburn|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Coverham:
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Coverham from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Coverham (Holy Trinity))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Coverham 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: