Wharfedale  West Riding


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

WHARFE (The), a river of W. R. Yorkshire; rising on Cam Fell; and running about 60 miles south-east-ward, past Kettlewell, Threshfield, Ilkley, Otley, and Tadcaster, to the Ouse near Cawood. It gives the name of Wharfedale to its valley; and it abounds, in much of its run, with very fine scenery.

Wharfedale through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 28th November 2021

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