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Catterick, North Yorkshire

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Catterick, North Yorkshire

Catterick (Catherick archaically), sometimes Catterick Village, to distinguish it from the nearby Catterick Garrison, is a village and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. It dates back to Roman times, when Cataractonium was a Roman fort protecting the crossing of the Great North Road and Dere Street over the River Swale. Ptolemy's Geographia of c. 150 mentions it as a landmark to locate the 24th clime.
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, North Riding
OS GridSE2497
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01748
Population2,743 (2001)

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

Cataractonium ~ Catarracton ~ Catarrick ~ Cattaracta ~ Cattaractan ~ Cattaractoninum ~ Cattaractonium ~ Caturactonium

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

Catterick, par., township, and vil. with ry. sta. (C. Bridge), North-Riding Yorkshire, on river Swale, 4½ miles SE. of Richmond -- par., 22,032 ac. (228 water), pop. 2637; township, pop. 650; P.O., T.O. The vil. is 1½ mile S. of the sta.

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