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"York, or Yorkshire, york'shir, the largest county of England, is situated in its N. part, having E. the North Sea, and landward the cos. of Durham, Westmoreland, Lancashire, Cheshire, Derby, Nottingham, and Lincoln, from which last it is mostly separated by the estuary of the Humber. Area, 6067 square miles. Pop. 2,436,355. The surface is very much diversified; in the N.W. are some of the highest mountains in England, elsewhere barren moors are alternated with some of the richest tracts in the kingdom. The rivers are all tributaries of the Ouse and Humber, except the Tees, forming the N. boundary, and the Ribble, in the extreme W. Yorkshire is both an agricultural and grazing and a manufacturing county of the first rank. The W. division of the county is the chief seat of mining and manufacturing industry. The county is divided into North, East, and West Ridings (said to be derived from a Saxon word signifying thirds)..."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott


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    Between 1536 and 1540, the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII of England had a profound and permanent effect on the Yorkshire landscape.... Read MORE...

  • News  1824 - October 21 - Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement (Yorkshire, England)
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    October 21, 1824
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    York, or Yorkshire, the largest county of England, situated in its N. part, having the North Sea on the NE. and extending from the River Tees on the... Read MORE...

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