Caldbridge

CALDBRIDGE, a township, in the parish of Coverham, union of Leyburn, wapentake of Hang-West, N. riding of York, 3¼ miles (S. W.) from Middleham; containing 95 inhabitants. This place, also named Caldberg, comprises 2724 acres, of which 2300 are common or waste; and includes the hamlet of East or Little Scrafton, which occupies the acclivities on the east of the river Cover. Lead-ore is obtained, in small quantity, on the moors that adjoin Witton Fell. Here is a well called St. Simon's, formerly in great estimation, but the properties of which are unknown; and it is probable that the monks of Coverham, who had land here, valued at £7. 13. 4. per annum, possessed near this well an oratory, designated St. Simon's chapel. The tithes have been commuted for £15.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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