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Cawood, North Yorkshire

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Cawood, North Yorkshire

Cawood is a large village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England that is notable as the finding-place of the Cawood sword. In his King's England series, Arthur Mee refers to Cawood as "the Windsor of the North". It used to be the residence of the Archbishops of York. The name is believed to come from the characteristic noise made by crows in the nearby woods.
Post townSELBY
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE5737
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

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

Cawood.-- par. and vil., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Ouse, 4½ miles NW. of Selby, 2891 ac. (59 water), pop. 1108; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank.

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