A History of the County of York: East Riding
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352 Pages

30.4 x 20.8 cm

41 b/w. 22 line. Illustrations

Series: Victoria County History

Imprint: Victoria County History

A History of the County of York: East Riding

Volume X: Part 1: Howdenshire: the Townships

Edited by David Crouch

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An authoritative and comprehensive account of an important area centred around the town of Howden.
This is the first part to be published of a two-part volume on the East Riding liberty and wapentake of Howdenshire. It deals with the nineteen civil parishes and townships which made up the liberty outside the town of Howden itself. Until 1836 Howdenshire was one of the bishop of Durham's exempt franchises in Yorkshire, enclaves which survived the Reformation and Civil War. Its special nature, which is mostly ancient wetland reclaimed in the twelfth century, is explored via in-depth sections on drainage and river defence, with a reconstruction of the unique medieval and early modern scheme developed to contain the River Ouse and empty the drainage dykes.
Introduction
Asselby
Balkholme and the Lintons
Barmby-on-the-Marsh
Belby and Thorpe
Bellasize with Newland, Greenoak and Bennetland
Blacktoft
Cotness
Eastrington
Gilberdyke
Kilpin
Knedlington
Laxton
Metham
Portington with Caville
Saltmarshe
Sandholme with Owsthorpe and Hive
Scalby
Skelton
Yokefleet
"Like all volumes of the VCH, Howdenshire, has an excellent set of footnotes, which allow for further research." EAST YORKSHIRE LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY
"For anyone with an interest in Howdenshires history - especially in the medieval, Tudor and Stuart periods - a personal copy would be a sound investment." HOWDEN CIVIC SOCIETY
"What it does, the VCH does superbly, and this volume is a triumphant demonstration of its effectiveness. It opens up a little-known and unexpectedly strange corner of England to wider audiences both general and academic." NORTHERN HISTORY

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9781904356509

December 2019

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Title Details

352 Pages

3.04 x 2.08 cm

41 b/w. 22 line. Illustrations

Series: Victoria County History

Imprint: Victoria County History