Britannia: or a Geographical description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Isles and Territories thereto belonging.
YORKSHIRE: BEING Part of the BRIGANTES and ancient KINGDOM of the Northumbers
YORKSHIRE, by the called the largest County in all extending it self in length from in the East, to in the West, about 80 and in breadth from in the South, to the mouth of the River in the North, about 70; making in circumference about 308 And although thus spacious, is every where blest with a wholsome and temperate and for the generallity is reasonable fertile, yielding sufficiency of and for the for if one part is stony, sandy and barren, another is richly adorned with and If in one place you find it naked of in other places it is sufficiently clothed therewith; and if in one place it be wet, moorish, miry, and unpleasant, in others it is most delectable to behold. One part of this Shire is particularly famous for its of which when newly taken out are very soft, but when seasoned with the wind and weather, do of themselves become exceeding hard and solid, and therefore generally hewed when they are taken up. Also another part of this County is of great note for its which being burnt, is very good for the manuring the grounds that are and
This being thus capacious, for the more easie and better ordering of her civil Government, is severed into three or the the and the which are subdivided into 26 or And although there are numbred but 563 in this large track, yet is it very populous, full of Gentry, and hath great plenty of of which for bigness are equal to in other parts of
It hath for its Eastern limits the for its Southern, the large River (which severeth it from and receiveth the several Rivers which so plentifully water this County) with the Counties of and for its Western, those of and and for its Northern, the Bishoprick of
The much slourished in this County, and had several which is made manifest by the several of and the like, that have oft-times been digged up ; for it seemeth they had local and peculiar whom they honoured as Keepers of some particular places of the Countrey.
Here are dispersed in this County aboundance of and famous in their time before their desolution by King the and such were founded by the Lady Granchild to King St. in now the and called the the wealthy of the famous Monastery founded by of in the time of the also a of built by the where his Son the First was born, with some others.
This County is well stored with and it produceth divers good as but above all in great plenty. But to proceed to each Division or and then the sirst shall be
 Temperature of Soil.
 Its Divisior.
 Very popu-lous.
 Its bounds.
 The Romans very powerful in York shire.
 Religious houses.
 Its Commo-dities and Manufactures