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Yorkshire's Industrial Heritage - A Bibliography

Addy, J and others. The Industrial Revolution: a guide to Yorkshire sources. University of Leeds, School of Education, no 15, 1977.

Allison, K J. East Riding water mills. East Yorkshire Local History Society. 1970. Available at:-

Arnot, C. Britain’s lost mines: the vanished kingdom of the men who carved out the nation’s wealth. Aurum, 2013.

Aspin, C. The waterspinners. Helmshore Local History Society, 2003.

Ball, C, Crossley, D and Flavell, N. Water power on the Sheffield rivers. 2nd ed. South Yorkshire IHS, 2006.

Baughan, P. The railways of Wharfedale. David & Charles, 1969.

Bayliss, D (ed). Guide to the industrial history of South Yorkshire. Association for Industrial Archaeology, 1995.

Beesley, I. Through the mill: the story of Yorkshire wool in photographs. Dalesman, 1987.

Brears, P. Images of Leeds 1850-1960. Breedon Books, 1992.

Butler, R F. The history of Kirkstall Forge through seven centuries, 1200-1954 AD: the story of England's oldest ironworks. 2nd ed. Ebor Press, William Sessions Ltd, 1975.

Chrystal, P. Confectionery in Yorkshire through time. Amberley Publishing, 2012.

Clarke, M. The Leeds & Liverpool Canal: a history and guide. Carnegie, 1994.

Clough, R. T. The lead smelting mills of the Yorkshire Dales and northern Pennines. 2nd ed. R T Clough, 1980.

Firth, G. Bradford and the industrial revolution: an economic history. Ryburn, 1990.

Gibson, K. Pennine dreams: the story of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. Tempus, 2002.

Giles, C and Goodall, I H. Yorkshire textile mills: the buildings of the Yorkshire textile industry 1770-1930. HMSO, 1992.

Goodchild, J. The West Yorkshire coalfield. Industrial archaeology review. Vol. 23; Part 2, 2001, 149.

Greenwood, J. The industrial archaeology and industrial history of northern England. Open University, 1985.

Gregory, D. Regional transformation and industrial revolution: a geography of the Yorkshire woollen industry. Macmillan, 1982.

Gregory, R. East Yorkshire windmills. Charles Skilton, 1985.

Hargreaves, J A. Halifax. Carnegie, 2003.

Harrison, J K. Eight centuries of milling in north east Yorkshire. New ed. North York Moors National Park Authority, 2008.

Hartley, M and Ingilby, J. Life and tradition in West Yorkshire. New ed. Smith Settle, 1990.

Hartley, M and Ingilby, J. Life and tradition in the Yorkshire Dales. Revised ed. Dalesman, 1981.

Hartley, M and Ingilby, J. The old hand-knitters of the Dales: with an introduction to the early history of knitting. 6th ed. Smith Settle, 2001.

Hatcher, J. The industrial architecture of Yorkshire. Phillimore, 1985.

Hey, D. A history of Sheffield. Carnegie, 1998.

Hill, A. The South Yorkshire coalfield: a history and development. Tempus, 2001.

Hodgson, J. Textile manufacture and other industries in Keighley. Hey, 1879. Facsimile reprint with introduction and index by Cookson, G. and Ingle. G. Shaun Tyas, 1999.

Ingle, G. Marriner’s yarns: the story of the Keighley knitting wool spinners. Carnegie, 2004.

Ingle, G. Yorkshire cotton: the Yorkshire cotton industry, 1780-1835. Carnegie, 1997.

Ingle, G. Yorkshire Dales textiles mills – a history of all the textile mills in the Yorkshire Dales from 1784 to the present day. Royd Press, 2009.

Jenkins, D. The West Riding wool textile industry. Pasold Research Fund, 1975.

Jennings B (ed). A history of Nidderdale, written by the Pateley Bridge Local History Tutorial Class. 3rd ed. Nidderdale History Group in association with Sessions, 1992.

Johnson, D. Limestone industries of the Yorkshire Dales. 2nd ed. Amberley Publishing, 2010.

Johnson, D. Quarrying in the Yorkshire Pennines: an illustrated history. Amberley Publishing, 2016.

Keighley, M. Wool city: a history of the Bradford textile industry in the 20th Century. G Whitaker & Co, 2007.

Labrum, E A (ed). Civil engineering heritage – eastern and central England. Thomas Telford, 1994.

McEwen C. Jaggermen's bridges on packhorse trails. Sledgehammer Engineering Press, 2008.

Marshall, G. The Ravenscar Alum Works. Scarborough Archaeological & Historical Society, 1991.

Mason, K. Woolcombers, worsteds and watermills, Addingham Civic Society, 1989.

Morrison, J. Lead mining in the Yorkshire Dales. Dalesman, 1998.

The Northern Mine Research Society has published an excellent collection of books on mining in Britain in its series British Mining. The list of titles is available on the Society’s website at:

Ogden, J. Yorkshire's river of industry: the story of the River Calder. Dalton, 1972.

Owen, J. Cleveland ironstone: a memorial to John Owen presenting some of his researches into the ironstone mining industry and some other related topics in Cleveland and the North York Moors. Cleveland Industrial Archaeology Society, 1998.

The Cleveland Industrial Archaeology Society has published a range of articles in their journal The Cleveland Industrial Archaeologist about the industries in the Cleveland area. The titles available are on their web site at:

Raistrick, A. Green roads in the mid-Pennines. Moorland Publishing, 1978.

Raistrick, A. Mines and miners of Swaledale. Dalesman, 1955.

Rennison, R W (ed). Civil engineering heritage – northern England. 2nd ed. Thomas Telford, 1996.

Rimmer, W. Marshalls of Leeds, flax-spinners. Cambridge University Press, 1960.

Sheeran, G. Railway buildings of West Yorkshire, 1812-1920. Ryburn, 1994.

Sigsworth, E. Black Dyke Mills. Liverpool University Press, 1958.

Singleton, F B. The industrial revolution in Yorkshire. Dalesman Publications, 1970.

Smith, M. An industrial index - Yorkshire 1236-1973. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol. 57, 1985.

Stark, A (comp). Hartwith's industrial heritage. Hartwith Heritage Group. 2012.

Taylor, W. South Yorkshire pits. Wharncliffe, 2001.

Teasdale, V. Huddersfield mills: a textile heritage. Wharncliffe, 2010.

Teasdale, V. Huddersfield mill memories. Wharncliffe, 2006.

Thompson, W (ed). Guide to the industrial heritage of West Yorkshire. Association for Industrial Archaeology, 1989.

Thornes, R C N. West Yorkshire - “A noble scene of industry” - the development of the county 1500-1830. West Yorkshire Archaeology Service, 1987.

Wain, K. The coal mining industry of Barnsley, Rotherham and Worksop. Amberley Publishing, 2014.

Wain, K. The coal mining industry of Sheffield and North East Derbyshire. Amberley Publishing, 2014.

Ward, C A. Bibliography of the history of industry in the West Riding. Proceedings of Leeds Philosophical Society, vol. 13, 1968.

Wright, G N. Roads and trackways of the Yorkshire Dales. Moorland Publishing, c1985.

References provided by Bill Jagger, George Ingle, Nick Nelson,Robert Vickers