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PICTURESQUE OLD YORK Written by Arthur Perceval Purey-Cust (1828-1916), Dean of York.

The illustrations are superb....

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PLACE NAMES OF THE NORTH RIDING OF YORKSHIRE

The North Riding, with places arranged topographically according to Wapentakes, and the Parishes within Wapentakes, including lost places, with local pronunciations of place names....

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PONTEFRACT: A History of the Ancient Borough

The History of the Ancient Borough of Pontefract. Containing an interesting account of its castle and the three different sieges it sustained during the Civil War, with notes and Pedigrees of some of the most distinguished Royalists and Parliamentarians. First published 1807.The book on this CD is machine searchable. The book on this CD is machine searchable. The book on this CD is machine searcha...

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PONTEFRACT. THE BOOKE OF ENTRIES OF THE PONTEFRACT CORPORATION 1653-1726

by Richard Holmes, Published in 1882...

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RAMBLES ABOUT MORLEY

With descriptive and historic sketches, and an account of the rise and progress of woolen manufacture in the area, illustrated with a plan of Morley and numerous engravings...

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ROMAN CATHOLICS IN THE COUNTY OF YORK IN 1604

The returns of the names of Recusants and Noncommunicants from 380 Yorkshire towns and villages. Originally transcribed and edited with genealogical notes, by Edward Peacock, F.S.A. in 1872 from the original manuscript in the Bodleian Library....

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ROUND ABOUT LEEDS and the OLD VILLAGES in ELMETE 1904

The author, Edmund Bogg, must have travelled over every inch of this area, as he describes it so thoroughly! Illustrated with photographs and drawings. The book on this CD is machine searchable....

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SCALBY, BURNISTON & CLOUGHTON 1829

A History History of the villages of Scalby, Burniston and Cloughton, including descriptions of Newby, Hayburn Wyke and Stainton Dale. This book includes some monumental inscriptions and testamentary burials, transcriptions of letters and a Deed of Sale of some land at Cloughton....

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SHERBURN AND CAWOOD, with Wistow, Saxton, Towton, &c.,

The History of these Parishes Illustrated Second Edition of this very good local history, by W. Wheater, 1882. Includes an immense amount of information, including churchyard monumental inscriptions. The book on this CD is machine searchable. (Note: this is Sherburn-in-Elmet, in the West Riding)....

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SKIPTON CASTLE-Its History and Owners

Including sketches of its noble owners and its historical associations. By the Rev. John Ward...

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SLINGSBY and SLINGSBY CASTLE

A delightful history of the Parish of Slingsby, the village, the castle and the families who made their mark on Slingsby. Written in 1904, by Arthur St Clair Brooke, M.A., Rector of Slingsby for twenty years....

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TADCASTER, 2000 YEARS OF HISTORY

Two thousand years of Tadcaster history, being a record of the history, antiquities, natural productions, old customs and trade of the ancient town and parish of Tadcaster in Yorkshire, with brief notices of the surrounding villages, by Harry Speight. With maps and illustrations...

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THE ANNALS of YORKSHIRE, by John Mayhall, 1878.

Principle events of political, religious or social importance, from very early history, up to the late 19th century, in chronological order. The author intended this work to be a fireside book, of interest to all Yorkshiremen. Very readable!...

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THE ANTIQUITIES OF YORK CITY

Written by Francis Hildyard in 1719, this unique book gives an account of all known historical events in that City, a catalogue of all the Mayors and Bailiffs, Lord Mayors and Sheriffs of the City, from 1273-1719, the names of all the colleges, churches and religious houses, nunneries, past and present(1719) and benefactors of the City....

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THE CENTURY’S PROGRESS ~ YORKSHIRE

Yorkshire, rich in natural resources and splendid industries. During the 19th century, much progress was made in commerce and industry, and in our admirable social and municipal institutions. The book on this CD is an illustration of that progress. Potted histories of some of the businesses and the people who made our county great, with lots of illustrations. The text is machine searchable....

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THE HISTORY and ANNALS of NORTHALLERTON, by the Rev. J.L. Saywell, F.S.Sc., a former curate of Northallerton.

The capital of the North Riding of Yorkshire has been an important town from Roman times to the Victorian era, when this history was written in 1885....

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THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF SCARBOROUGH, by Thomas Hinderwell Written originally in the late 18th century, this edition was published in 1832.

This history traces the progress of the development of Scarborough, with Roman, Saxon, Norman, Mediaeval and religious influences....

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THE LOST TOWNS OF THE YORKSHIRE COAST

Yorkshire's vanishing coastline, with Illustrations...

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THE MANOR OF WELL AND SNAPE Written by Thomas Horsfall, M.R.C.S., c1912, and published after his death.

The author loved this area and his notes are a collection of interesting observations and extracts from various sources within the parish...

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THE OLD COACHING DAYS IN YORKSHIRE

With some superb illustrations by the author, Tom Bradley, this history paints a picture of life on the road in the days before trains. Wrtten in 1889....

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THE OLD INNS & INN SIGNS OF YORK

Illustrated by the author, T.P. Cooper, and written in 1897. A super book, and a must for anyone interested in the ancient City of York. The book on this CD is machine searchable....

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THE ORIGIN OF KINGSTON UPON HULL, and of the Port of Hull,

Also on the Camin Charter, the Meaux Register (including the "Old" River Hull tradition), and glimpses of mediaeval Hull by J. Travis-Cook 1909...

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THE PRIORY AND PECULIAR OF SNAITH

Snaith was a peculiar; that is, it had an Ecclesiastical Court of its own, exempt in many matters from the jurisdiction of the Bishop of the Diocese. The Court had jurisdiction over the townships of Snaith, Balne, Cowick, Gowdall, Heck, Hensall, Pollington, Carlton, Armin, Hook, Rawcliffe, Goole, Swinefleet, Reedness, Whitgift and Ousefleet. The Priory Church dated from the 11th century, but there...

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THE RURAL ECONOMY OF YORKSHIRE, 1788 - by Mr. Marshall

A complete journal of tenancy laws, domestic animal breeding, weaning, rearing, etc., dairy produce, domestic arrangements, husbandry, servants, markets, soil types, tillage, silage, drainage, crops grown, building types, building practices, timber types and uses and, finally, a little help with dialect speech in a chapter entitled 'Provincialisms' ..... everything you need to know about life in r...

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