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East Cowton, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Cowton, East, a village, a township, and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire, with a station on the N.E.R., and 8 miles NNW of Northallerton, under which it has a post and money order office. Acreage, 3369; population, 394. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon; value, £213 with residence. Patron, Kirby-Ravensworth Hospital. The church is good. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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

Church Records

Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for East Cowton:


Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Land and Property

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


Online maps of East Cowton are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online:

CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtDL7
Post TownNorthallerton