Cod Beck, North Yorkshire
Cod Beck is a river in North Yorkshire, England. It has a catchment area of 209 km2 (81 sq mi).
Cod Beck Reservoir at sunrise
|Mouth||River Swale, Yorkshire|
|Leckby Grange, North Yorkshire|
|• location||River Swale|
|• left||Oakdale Beck, Howl Beck, Broad Beck, Spital Beck, Whitelass Beck, Moor Stell, Paradise Beck, Willow Beck|
|• right||Great Pasture Beck|
Cod Beck has a long history of flooding Thirsk and a feasibility study completed in April 2005 recommended additional flood defences and upstream storage. In 2011, a proposed flood defence scheme in Thirsk was cancelled due to the Environment Agency having its budget cut by 41%.
The name Cod Beck is a derivative of Cold Beck, where beck is smaller than a river; the stream runs deep between banks, so is always fairly cool. Cod fish are not found in fresh water.
- Kirby Sigston
- North Kilvington
- South Kilvington
- Ekwall, Eilert (1968). English river-names (1 ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 85. ISBN 0-19-869119-X.
- "Flood protection schemes dropped as region's budget slashed by 41pc". Yorkshire Post. 28 January 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
- "Speculation over unusual village name". Darlington and Stockton Times. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
- Hambleton District Council page on Cod Beck.
- Cod Beck at Thirsk
- Wildlife News: Salmon return to North Yorkshire river.
- Photographs of Cod Beck flooding, 1999