New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 63
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founded on the faith of an unauthenti-
cated MS., is related by Tickill, in his
History of Hull, and has been copied
by most topographers : Lord Wake, it
is said, the proprietor of this ancient
and superb edifice, set it on fire to pre-
vent a visit from Henry VIII., appre-
hensive of the monarch’s designs upon
his very beautiful wife. Now, as Henry
was attended on his progress into the
north, in 1541, the period alleged, by
his Queen, Catherine Howard, with
whom he lived at that time in terms of
the utmost harmony, the improbability
of such an event becomes apparent; and
without wishing, in the least, to extenu-
ate the sanguinary violence of this sove-
reign, it should be considered, that in
his latter years he was considerably
averse to what is called gallantry, as
with all his cruelty he seems to have
been a faithful husband, as long as his
affection lasted. At Lord Wake’s de-
cease, this estate at Cottingham was
divided amongst his three daughters,
whose portions remain separate ma-
nors to the present time.

Cottingley, W. R. (4) a hamlet
in the township and parish of Bingley,
wapentake of Sykrack, 4 miles N. W.
from Bradford. Here are Cottingley
Bridge, the seat of C. F. Busfield, Esq.;
and Cottingley House, the seat of Mrs.

Cottingwith, East, E.R. (5) a
township in the parish of Aughton, di-
vision of Holme Beacon, 9 miles S.W.
from Pocklington ; inhabitants, 308 ; a
ehapelry to Aughton, from which place
the village is separated by the inter-
vening parish of Ellerton.

Cottingwith, West, E.R. (5)
a township with Thorganby, in the pa-
rish of Thorganby, wapentake of Ouse
and Derwent,
8 miles N.E. from Selby;
inhabitants, 381.

Cottness, E. R. (8) a township in
the parish of Howden, wapentake of
Howdenshire, 4 miles S.E. from How-
den ; inhabitants, 29.

Counterside, N.R. (1) a hamlet
in the township of Bainbridge, parish
of Aysgarth, wapentake of Hang West,
3 miles S.W. from Askrigg; a small
village, pleasantly situated near the
northern edge of Seamer Water.

Courtgarth Wath, E. R. (6) a
small hamlet in the township and parish
of Etton, division of Bainton Beacon, 3
miles N. W. from Market Weighton.

Covereridge, N.R. (1) a small
hamlet in the township and parish of
East Witton, wapentake of Hang West,
1 mile S. from Middleham.

Coverham, N.R. (1) a parish and
township with Agglethorpe, in the wa-
pentake of Hang West, 2 miles S. W.
from Middleham; inhabitants, 131 ; a
perpetual curacy; patron, Sir James
Graham, Bart. On the north side of
the small and rapid river Cover are
situated some few remains of a priory
for white canons, founded by the Lords
of Middleham castle, in the I3th cen-
tury. The valley of Coverdale is memo-
rable for having given birth to the learn-
ed prelate, Miles Coverdale, Bishop of
Exeter, who was the next translator
of the Bible after Wickliffe, and whose
translation was the first English Bible
allowed by royal authority. Coverham
Abbey is the seat of Mrs. Lister. The
parish contains the townships of Cald-
berg, Carlton, Carlton High Dale, Mel-
merby, and Scrafton. Entire popu-
lation, 1170.

Cowden, or Colden, Great and
Little, E. R. (6) a township, forming
Cowdens Ambo; Great Cowden is in the
parish of Mappleton, and Little Cow-
den in the parish of Aldborough, wa-
pentake of Holderness, 5ยง miles S.
from Hornsea; inhabitants, 149. Lit-
tle Cowden had once a church, now
swallowed up by the sea, and the village
is reduced to a few farm houses.

Cowfold, N. R. (2) a small ham-
let in the township of Leeming, parish
of Burneston, wapentake of Hallikeld,
If mile E. from Bedale.


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