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Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire

Goole is a town, civil parish and port located approximately 45 miles inland on the confluence of the rivers Don and Ouse in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. According to the 2011 UK census, Goole parish had a population of 19,518, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 17,600. The port is "highly versatile", and is capable of handling nearly 3 million tonnes of cargo per annum, making it one of the most important ports on the east coast of England.
Post townGOOLE
Administrative CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE7423
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01405
Population17,600 (2001 census)

Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Goole, market town, river port, township, and ry. terminus, Snaith par., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on r. Ouse, at its confluence with the Don, 23 miles SW. of Hull and 189 miles NW. of London by rail -- town, pop. 10,418; township, 4838 ac., pop. 4823; P.O., T.O. 2 Banks, 4 newspapers. Market-day, Wednesday. The prosperity of the town dates from 1829, when it was made a bonding port. Large docks have since been erected to meet the requirements of a rapidly extending export and home trade. The exports are mostly coal, machinery, and woollen goods. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) Iron-founding, shipbuilding, and the mfr. of alum, sugar, cordage, and agricultural implements form the principal industries. Goole is a well-built town, having numerous fine buildings and extensive warehouses.

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