Selby  West Riding


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

Selby, market town and par., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Ouse, 14 miles S. of York by rail, 3643 ac., pop. 6046; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Monday. Selby has considerable trade, being connected by railway with York and Doncaster, Leeds and Hull, and by canal with the Aire and Calder navigation, and the Ouse being navigable for vessels of 200 tons. ...

It has slips for building river craft; foundries, ropeworks, malt-kilns, tanyards; and mfrs. of flax, shoe-thread, oil, mustard, &c. The parish church formed part of a Benedictine abbey founded by William the Conqueror in 1069.

Selby through time

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


Date accessed: 21st May 2024

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