In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hambleton like this:
HAMBLETON-HILLS, a hill range in N. R. Yorkshire. It extends about 7 miles from N by W to S by E; is distant, near the south end, 5½ miles E from Thirsk; presents a bold appearance, forming a fine background to many landscapes; and commands extensive and charming views.
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 Hambleton has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Hambleton. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Hambleton and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hambleton in North Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 13th December 2013
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