Place:


Driffield  East Riding

 

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Driffield like this:

Driffield.-- par., East-Riding Yorkshire, 7600 ac., pop. 6323; contains Driffield, or Great Driffield, market town and township with ry. sta. (Driffield), 27 miles E. of York and 187 miles N. of London, 4814 ac., pop. 5937; P.O., T.O., called Driffield, 4 Banks, 3 newspapers. ...


Market-day, Thursday; is the capital of the Wolds, and communicates with Hull, 18 miles S., by a navigable canal. D. is situated in a rich agricultural district, and has considerable trade in corn and other agricultural produce; it has also some large flour-mills and bone-mills, and works for the mfr. of linseed-cake and artificial manures.

Driffield through time

Driffield is now part of East Riding of Yorkshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Riding of Yorkshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Driffield itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Driffield, in East Riding of Yorkshire and East Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/1298

Date accessed: 19th October 2019


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