Cotherstone shown within County Durham
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|Post town||BARNARD CASTLE|
|Fire||County Durham and Darlington|
|EU Parliament||North East England|
Cotherstone is a village and civil parish in the Pennine hills, in Teesdale, County Durham, England. Cotherstone lies within the historic county boundaries of the North Riding of Yorkshire, but along with the rest of the former Startforth Rural District it was transferred to County Durham for administrative and ceremonial purposes on 1 April 1974, under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972.
Cotherstone cheese is a celebrated delicacy, and the village was famous for it by at least 1858.
- "A Month in Yorkshire", by Walter White (1858), page 169
- Alan Powers, ‘Fry, (Edwin) Maxwell (1899–1987)’, rev. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 ;online edn, May 2010 accessed 2 May 2011
- Andrew Ashworth, ‘Smith, Sir John Cyril (1922–2003)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, January 2007 accessed 2 May 2011
- Caroline Shenton, ‘Stapleton, Sir Miles, of Bedale (1320?–1364)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, October 2005 accessed 2 May 2011
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