Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for ESK, or Eske (The)

ESK, or Eske (The), a river of N. R. Yorkshire. It rises on the Cleveland hills; runs about 24 miles eastward, past Castleton, Egton-Bridge, and Sleights, to the sea at Whitby; receives many upland streamlets in its course; traverses, for a considerable way, a picturesque vale; and finally divides Whitby into two nearly equal parts. The spring-tide, at its month, rises from 14 to 20 feet; the neap-tide, from 9 to 12 feet; and the tides there rose and fell four times in less than 30 minutes on 17th July 1761.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a river"   (ADL Feature Type: "rivers")
Administrative units: Yorkshire AncC
Place names: ESK     |     ESKE     |     ESK OR ESKE THE     |     THE ESK     |     THE ESKE
Place: Esk

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