Catterick  North Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Catterick like this:

CATTERICK, a village, a township, and a subdistrict, in Richmond district, and a parish in Richmond, Northallerton, and Bedale districts, N. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the river Swale, near Erminestreet, 1½ mile S of Catterick-Bridge r. station, and 5½ SE of Richmond; and has a head post office,‡ and an inn. ...

An ancient camp was here, probably around the area now occupied by the churchyard; and an hospital was founded in the time of Henry III.-The township comprises 1,561 acres. Real property, £4,206. Pop., 623. Houses, 146.-The subdistrict includes three townships in three other parishes; and contains the townships of Catterick, Calbourn, Scotton, East and West Appleton, Brough, Tunstall, Scorton, Uckerby, Ellerton-upon-Swale, and Bolton-upon-Swale, in Catterick parish. Acres, 20,179. Pop., 3,164. Houses, 681.—The parish includes also the townships of Hudswell, Hipswell, Killerby, Whitwell, and Kiplin. Acres, 22,599. Real property, £35,475. Pop., 2,914. Houses, 606. The property is much subdivided. Brough Hall is the seat of Sir W. Lawson, Bart. Ermine-street crossed the Swale at Catterick-Bridge, about a mile north of the village. The Roman station Cataractonum was on this way at Thornbrough, ¼ of a mile from Catterick-Bridge; enclosed an area of about 9 acres; and was walled along the sides, respectively 240 and 175 yards. Substructions, pavements, an altar, a bronze vessel, coins, fragments of pottery, and other Roman relics have been found at it. An ancient camp is on a hill about a mile SE of the village; and several tumuli are near. Races are run, in April, on a flat oval course of 1 mile 60 yards, in the vicinity of Catterick-Bridge. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Tunstall, in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £678.* Patron, the Bishop of Ripon. The church is early and perpendicular English, in good condition. The p. curacies of Boltonon-Swale, Hipswell, and Hudswell are separate benefices. Tyddall's hospital has £45 a year; and other charities £89.

Catterick through time

Catterick is now part of Richmondshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Richmondshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Catterick itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Catterick, in Richmondshire and North Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd February 2019

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