West Riding of Yorkshire

West Riding of Yorkshire

by Bernard Hobson


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Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge County Geographies were designed to provide a series of concise guides to British regions. Aimed at the general reader, they combined a comprehensive approach to various aspects of physical and human geography with an emphasis on clarity. This guide to the West Riding of Yorkshire by Bernard Hobson was first published in 1921. The text is interspersed with numerous illustrative figures and also contains a list of the chief towns and villages within the area.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107657571
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/22/2012
Series: Cambridge County Geographies
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. County and shire; 2. General characteristics. Position and natural conditions; 3. Size. Shape. Boundaries; 4. Surface and general features; 5. Watersheds. Rivers. Lakes; 6. Geology; 7. Caverns. 'Pots', underground drainage, and fossil mammalia; 8. Natural history; 9. Climate; 10. People - race, language, settlements, population; 11. Agriculture; 12. Industries - (a) textile industries; 13. Industries - (b) iron, steel, and other industries; 14. Mines and minerals; 15. Shipping and trade; 16. History; 17. Antiquities - (a) prehistoric; 18. Antiquities - (b) Roman; 19. Antiquities - (c) Anglo-Saxon; 20. Architecture - (a) ecclesiastical; 21. Architecture - (b) military; 22. Architecture - (c) domestic; 23. Communications - past and present - roads, canals, railways; 24. Administration and divisions - ancient and modern; 25. The roll of honour; 26. The chief towns and villages of the West Riding.

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