In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wharfedale like this:
WHARFE (The), a river of W. R. Yorkshire; rising on Cam Fell; and running about 60 miles south-east-ward, past Kettlewell, Threshfield, Ilkley, Otley, and Tadcaster, to the Ouse near Cawood. It gives the name of Wharfedale to its valley; and it abounds, in much of its run, with very fine scenery.
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 Wharfedale has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Harrogate. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Wharfedale and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wharfedale, in Harrogate and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 07th December 2013
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