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Forcett, North Yorkshire

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Forcett, North Yorkshire

Forcett is a village in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England, near the border with County Durham. It lies on the B6274 road about 8 miles south of Staindrop. Nearby villages include Eppleby, Caldwell and Aldbrough. In 1367, the manor was granted to Sir Walter Urswyk by John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, Earl of Richmond, for Urswyk's valour at the Battle of Navarretta during the Hundred Years' War.
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, North Riding
OS GridNZ1712
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityNorth Yorkshire

Other names by which Forcett, North Yorkshire has been known in the past

Carkin and Forcett

Forcett, North Yorkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Carkin and Forcett, township, Gilling par., North-Riding Yorkshire, 8 miles NE. of Richmond, 2270 ac. (18 water), pop. 206.

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