Place:Burrill with Cowling, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameBurrill with Cowling
Alt namesBurrill-with-Cowlingsource: spelling variant
Burrell-cum-Cowlingsource: Family History Catalog
Coordinates54.279°N 1.63°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoBedale Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Hambleton District, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Burrill with Cowling is a civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England, including the villages of Burrill and Cowling. It is only a 5-minute walk between the 2 small villages and lies west of Bedale by 1 mile. According to the 2011 census it had a population of 104 with 50 households in total. It is a small parish surrounded by sparsely populated countryside, containing mainly detached and semi-detached houses. The closest city is Ripon which is located away while being approximately 4 hours (234 miles) away from London. Burrill with Cowling is most accessible by the A1, which runs 3.1 miles east of Burrill with Cowling with the nearest railway station being 15 miles away in Northallerton.

In 1870/72. John Marius Wilson described Burrill with Cowling as:

"A township in Bedale parish, N. R. Yorkshire; 1¾ mile SW of Bedale. It has a post office, of the name of Burrell, under Bedale. Acres, 463. Real property, £1,415. Pop., 111. Houses, 25."

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Burrill-cum-Cowling was part of Bedale Rural District. Historically, it was located in the ecclesiastical parish of Bedale in wapentake of Hang East.

Research Tips

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