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Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"COWESBY, a parish, and township in the wapentake of Birdforth, in the North Riding of the county of York, 9 miles from Northallerton, its post town, and 8 N.E. of the Thirsk station of the North-Eastern line. There are only a few scattered houses. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York, value 146, in the patronage of Mrs. E. Lloyd. The church, dedicated to St. Michael and All Angels, is a stone structure. Here are four almshouses for poor tenants of the place."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson 2003

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