Yorkshire, former administrative county, north-eastern England, historically the largest county of England, bordered on the north by County Durham, on the north-east by the North Sea, on the south by Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Derbyshire, on the west by Lancashire, and on the north-west by the former county of Westmorland.
Yorkshire has given its name to a famous batter pudding; to a breed of pig; to the Yorkshire coach, a breed of English coach horses, usually bay or brown; and to the Yorkshire Terrier (the “Yorkie”), a breed of small dog developed locally in the mid-1800s.
Yorkshire was the site of several major battles during the 15th century and notably during the Wars of the Roses: in 1408 at Bramham Moor, in 1460 at Wakefield, and in 1461 at Towton.
The source is on Biddulph Moor, which rises to a height of I roo ft. The course of the river is at first southerly, and it skirts the manufacturing district of the Potteries, passing Stoke-upon-Trent.
The northward turn at Newark is of interest inasmuch as it is considered that the river from this point formerly flowed towards Lincoln, and, following a depression in the escarpment there, passed down the valley at present occupied by the Witham to the Wash.
up river, and the phenomenon of an "eagre" (bore or tidal wave) is seen rising on spring tides to a height of 4 or 5 ft., 15 m.
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