In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Howden like this:
Howden, market town, par., and township, with ry. sta., East-Riding Yorkshire, 21 miles W. of Hull by rail - par., 14,946 ac. (994 water), pop. 4080; township, 3098 ac. (178 water), pop. 2198; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. The principal attraction of Howden is its 13th century church, containing many ancient monuments. A noted horse fair held herc attracts dealers from all parts of the country. Howden has corn mills,a tannery. and brickworks.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Howden has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of East Riding of Yorkshire. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Howden and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Howden, in East Riding of Yorkshire and East Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 22nd May 2013
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