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Cottam, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Cottam, a township and a chapelry in Langtoft parish, E.R. Yorkshire, 5½ miles NW of Great Driffield. There is a post office at Langtoft; money order office, Kilham; telegraph office, Driffield. Acreage, 2590; population, 99. The living is annexed to the vicarage of Langtoft, in the diocese of York; joint net value, £312 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop. The chapel was rebuilt in 1879, and contains an ancient and richly carved font, date unknown. Cottam was the birthplace of Langtoft the chronicler.

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 parishLangtoft 
Poor Law unionDriffield 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Cottam from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East 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 East Riding newspapers online:

CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO25
Post TownDriffield