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The Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Hull, The, a river of E.R. Yorkshire. It rises on the E side of the Wolds, 5½ miles NNE of Great Driffield, runs about 23 miles southward, past the eastern vicinity of Beverley, to the Humber at Hull, and traverses for the most part a very flat and low country, with remarkably small gradient. It drains most of the territory between the Wolds and the sea, was formerly noted for overflowing the lands in the lower part of its basin, and covering them with stagnant water; was rendered innocuous by means of much cutting and embanking, is now navigable up to Frodmgham Bridge, and connected by canals with Beverley and Great Driffield, and abounds with trout of peculiar excellence and large size.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following East Riding newspapers online: