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OS grid reference  SE46540
Country  England
Local time  Tuesday 6:16 PM
District  Hambleton
Civil parish  Cowesby
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Shire county  North Yorkshire
UK parliament constituency  Thirsk and Malton
Population  131 (Including Kirby Knowle. 2001 Census)
Region  Yorkshire and the Humber
Weather  6°C, Wind S at 8 km/h, 76% Humidity

Cowesby is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. it is on the border of the North York Moors and near the A19, about 4 miles north of Thirsk.


Map of Cowesby, Thirsk, UK


The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as being in the Allerton Hundred and listed as Cahosbi. At the time of the Norman invasion the lands were recorded as belonging to Edwin, Earl of Mercia, but were ceded soon afterwards to King William I, though the manor was in the hands of Hugh, son of Baldric.


The village lies within the Thirsk and Malton UK Parliament constituency. It also lies within the Thirsk electoral district of North Yorkshire County Council. The village is within the Whitestonecliffe ward of Hambleton District Council.

The parish shares a grouped parish council, known as Hillside Parish Council, with the civil parishes of Boltby, Felixkirk, Kirby Knowle and Upsall.


According to the 2001 UK Census, the population was 60. There are no local amenities or access to public transport.

The village lies at the foot of the Hambleton Hills in a natural, and thus sheltered, bend just 2 miles (3.2 km) from the A19. The nearest settlements are Kepwick, 0.6 miles (0.97 km) to the north-north-east; Kirby Knowle, 1.6 miles (2.6 km) to the south and Knayton and Borrowby 2.2 miles (3.5 km) to the south-west.


There is a church in the village dedicated to St. Michael and All Angels. The church was rebuilt in 1846 on the site of the original Saxon building.


Cowesby Wikipedia

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