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Yorkshire   By: (1878-1969)

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YORKSHIRE

PAINTED AND DESCRIBED BY

GORDON HOME

Contents

CHAPTER I ACROSS THE MOORS FROM PICKERING TO WHITBY

CHAPTER II ALONG THE ESK VALLEY

CHAPTER III THE COAST FROM WHITBY TO REDCAR

CHAPTER IV THE COAST FROM WHITBY TO SCARBOROUGH

CHAPTER V SCARBOROUGH

CHAPTER VI WHITBY

CHAPTER VII THE CLEVELAND HILLS

CHAPTER VIII GUISBOROUGH AND THE SKELTON VALLEY

CHAPTER IX FROM PICKERING TO RIEVAULX ABBEY

CHAPTER X DESCRIBES THE DALE COUNTRY AS A WHOLE

CHAPTER XI RICHMOND

CHAPTER XII SWALEDALE

CHAPTER XIII WENSLEYDALE

CHAPTER XIV RIPON AND FOUNTAINS ABBEY

CHAPTER XV KNARESBOROUGH AND HARROGATE

CHAPTER XVI WHARFEDALE

CHAPTER XVII SKIPTON, MALHAM AND GORDALE

CHAPTER XVIII SETTLE AND THE INGLETON FELLS

CHAPTER XIX CONCERNING THE WOLDS

CHAPTER XX FROM FILEY TO SPURN HEAD

CHAPTER XXI BEVERLEY

CHAPTER XXII ALONG THE HUMBER

CHAPTER XXIII THE DERWENT AND THE HOWARDIAN HILLS

CHAPTER XXIV A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE CITY OF YORK

CHAPTER XXV THE MANUFACTURING DISTRICT

INDEX

List of Illustrations

1. York from the Central Tower of the Minster

2. Sleights Moor from Swart Houe Cross

3. An Autumn Scene on the Esk

4. Runswick Bay

5. Sunrise from Staithes Beck

6. Robin Hood's Bay

7. Whitby Abbey from the Cliffs

8. The Red Roofs of Whitby

9. An Autumn Day at Guisborough

10. The Skelton Valley

11. In Pickering Church

12. The Market Place, Helmsley

13. Richmond Castle from the River

14. A Rugged View above Wensleydale

15. A Jacobean House at Askrigg

16. Aysgarth Force

17. View up Wensleydale from Leyburn Shawl

18. Ripon Minster from the South

19. Fountains Abbey

20. Knaresborough

21. Bolton Abbey, Wharfedale

22. Settle

23. Wind and Sunshine on the Wolds

24. Filey Brig

25. The Outermost Point of Flamborough Head

26. Hornsea Mere

27. The Market Place, Beverley

28. Patrington Church

29. Coxwold Village

30. The West Front of the Church of Byland Abbey

31. Bootham Bar, York

32. Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

Sketch Map

YORKSHIRE

CHAPTER I

ACROSS THE MOORS FROM PICKERING TO WHITBY

The ancient stone built town of Pickering is to a great extent the gateway to the moors of North eastern Yorkshire, for it stands at the foot of that formerly inaccessible gorge known as Newton Dale, and is the meeting place of the four great roads running north, south, east, and west, as well as of railways going in the same directions. And this view of the little town is by no means original, for the strategic importance of the position was recognised at least as long ago as the days of the early Edwards, when the castle was built to command the approach to Newton Dale and to be a menace to the whole of the Vale of Pickering.

The old time traveller from York to Whitby saw practically nothing of Newton Dale, for the great coach road bore him towards the east, and then, on climbing the steep hill up to Lockton Low Moor, he went almost due north as far as Sleights. But to day everyone passes right through the gloomy caƱon, for the railway now follows the windings of Pickering Beck, and nursemaids and children on their way to the seaside may gaze at the frowning cliffs which seventy years ago were only known to travellers and a few shepherds. But although this great change has been brought about by railway enterprise, the gorge is still uninhabited, and has lost little of its grandeur; for when the puny train, with its accompanying white cloud, has disappeared round one of the great bluffs, there is nothing left but the two pairs of shining rails, laid for long distances almost on the floor of the ravine. But though there are steep gradients to be climbed, and the engine labours heavily, there is scarcely sufficient time to get any idea of the astonishing scenery from the windows of the train, and you can see nothing of the huge expanses of moorland stretching away from the precipices on either side... Continue reading book >>




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