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Cowesby, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Cowsby, a village, a township, and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire, 5 miles E of Otterington railway station, and 6½ NNE of Thirsk. Post town, Northallerton; money order office, Thirsk; telegraph office, Osmotherley. Acreage, 1165; population, 95. Cowsby Hall is the seat of the Lloyd family, who are lords of the manor and principal landowners. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; gross value, £120 with residence. There is an almshouse for four old people.

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 
Poor Law unionThirsk 

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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