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The Ure, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Ure, The, a river of the N.R. Yorkshire, rising on mountains at the boundary with Westmorland, 7 miles W by S-of Muker, and running about 50 miles eastward and southeastward, past Hawes, Askrigg, Middleham, Masham, Ripon, and Boroughbridge, to a confluence with the Swale at Myton, where it and the Swale form the Onse. It makes-several fine falls, and traverses much interesting scenery, Its upper valley, down to Jervaux Abbey, is called Wensley-dale, and its lower valley forms part of the Vale of York.

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

Land and Property

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


Newspapers and Periodicals

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