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Coxwold is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England and located within the North York Moors National Park. It is situated 18 miles north of York and is where the Rev. Laurence Sterne wrote A Sentimental Journey.HistoryThe village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as part of the Yalestre hundred by the name of Cucvalt. The lord of the manor at the time of the Norman invasion was Kofse, but passed to Hugh, son of Baldric The manor passed at some time later to the Colville family. The village name is derived from Saxon words Cuc, meaning cry and valt, meaning wood.At one time, the village had a station on the Malton & Thirsk Railway. It opened on 19 May 1853, but closed on 7 August 1964 as part of the reorganisation of the national railway system. In 1603, Sir John Harte, who was born in nearby Kilburn, North Yorkshire, built a Grammar School in the village, which closed in 1894. He was also a Lord Mayor of London.GovernanceCoxwold lies within the Thirsk and Malton UK Parliament constituency. It is part of the Stillington electoral district of North Yorkshire County Council. It is also within the White Horse ward of Hambleton District Council which returns one councillor.
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