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Horsehouse, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Horsehouse, a village in Coverham parish, N.R. Yorkshire, on the river Cover, 7½ miles SW of Middleham, and 7 SW by S of Leyburn station on the N.E.R. There is a post office under Middleham; money order office, Carlton; telegraph office, Middleham. The living is annexed to the vicarage of Coverham, in the diocese of Ripon. There are Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan 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 
Civil parishCoverham 
Poor Law unionLeyburn 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North 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 districtDL8