Goole  West Riding


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

Goole, market town, river port, township, and ry. terminus, Snaith par., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on r. Ouse, at its confluence with the Don, 23 miles SW. of Hull and 189 miles NW. of London by rail -- town, pop. 10,418; township, 4838 ac., pop. 4823; P.O., T.O. 2 Banks, 4 newspapers. Market-day, Wednesday. ...

The prosperity of the town dates from 1829, when it was made a bonding port. Large docks have since been erected to meet the requirements of a rapidly extending export and home trade. The exports are mostly coal, machinery, and woollen goods. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) Iron-founding, shipbuilding, and the mfr. of alum, sugar, cordage, and agricultural implements form the principal industries. Goole is a well-built town, having numerous fine buildings and extensive warehouses.

Goole through time

Goole 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 Goole itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st May 2024

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