Place talk:North Riding of Yorkshire, England

North Riding of Yorkshire and North Yorkshire [5 November 2012]

The North Riding of Yorkshire was the administrative county in existence from 1889 to 1974. North Yorkshire is the modern county which has replaced most of its territory (with some variances around the edges).

However, there are very few contained places in the North Riding and plenty in North Yorkshire. Seeing as we are supposed to describe places as they were in 1900, isn't this the wrong way round?

Surely the only places that should be in North Yorkshire are the divisions set up in 1974?

--goldenoldie 10:21, 5 November 2012 (EST)

Progress [19 November 2016]

Over the past four years I have been working intermittently on making these corrections. They are still not completed. Most of the smaller places within the North Riding were only in Yorkshire. We must remember that although today Yorkshire might not appear large in comparison to administrative areas in the rest of the world, in the 19th century it was comparatively densely populated. --Goldenoldie 10:35, 19 November 2016 (UTC)