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Cawton, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Cawton, a township in Gilling parish, N.R. Yorkshire, 5 miles S of Helmsley, and 2 from Gilling and Hovingham railway stations. Post town, York; money order office, Ampleforth; telegraph office, Oswaldkirk. Acreage, 1056; population, 104. Sir W. C. Worsley, Bart., of Hovingham Hall is lord of the manor.

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 parishGilling 
Poor Law unionHelmsley 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Cawton from the following:

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

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

CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO62
Post TownYork