Don Valley  West Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Don Valley like this:

DON (The), a river of W. R. Yorkshire. It rises in the moors, adjacent to the boundary with Cheshire, 6 miles SW of Penistone; runs about 22 miles, south-eastward to Sheffield; and goes thence, about 48 miles, north-eastward, past Rotherham, Conisbrough, Doncaster, and Thorne, to a confluence with the river Ouse at Goole. It is joined, in its course, by the Hodbeck, the Wente, and other tributaries, and by the Dearne and Dove and the Stainforth and Keadley canals.

Don Valley through time

Don Valley is now part of Doncaster district. Click here for graphs and data of how Doncaster has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Don Valley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Don Valley, in Doncaster and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 15th October 2021

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