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Newburgh, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Newburgh, a township in Coxwold parish, in the N.R. Yorkshire, near Crake Castle, 5 miles NNE of Easingwold, and half a mile from Coxwold station on the N.E.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Coxwold. Acreage, 2318; population, 138. An Augustinian priory was founded here in 1145 by Roger de Mowbray, and had at the dissolution a revenue estimated at £458. William de Newburgh, the historian, was one of the canons. Newburgh Park Mansion occupies the site of the priory; includes a portion of the ancient buildings; belonged to the Fauconbergs; passed to the Wombwells through the second daughter of the last Earl Fanconberg; belongs now to the Wombwell family; was frequently visited by Sterne while incumbent of Coxwold; contains some interesting relics of Cromwell, some other curiosities, and some good family portraits; and stands in a finely wooded park. Remains of a Roman encampment and several tumuli are near the park.

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

Land and Property

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


Newspapers and Periodicals

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