A History of the County of York: East Riding

A History of the County of York: East Riding

Volume IX: Harthill Wapentake, Bainton Beacon Division. Great Driffield and its Townships

David Neave, Susan Neave

Edited by Graham Kent


Victoria County History



An authoritative and comprehensive account of an important area centred upon Great Driffield.
Great Driffield, a thriving market town serving an extensive agricultural hinterland, stands at the junction of the Yorkshire Wolds and Holderness. The centre of an important Anglo-Saxon manor, in royal hands in the early middle ages, the main settlement was transformed from a large village into a boom town following the opening of a canal in 1770 that linked it to the expanding markets of Hull and the West Riding; its social, religious and political life flourished in the Victorian period particularly. This volume covers its history and that of its adjoining rural townships of Little Driffield, Elmswell and Kelleythorpe, from the Neolithic period to the beginning of the twenty-first century; it provides the first detailed account of the town's trades and industries, as well as exploring landownership, local government, and social, religious and political life.

The editors are former staff of the University of Hull.


April 2012
75 black and white, 13 line illustrations
300 pages
30.4x20.8 cm
Victoria County History
ISBN: 9781904356110
Format: Hardback
Victoria County History
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Table of Contents

Great Driffield and its Townships
Great and Little Driffield
Elmswell and Kelleythorpe

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