Craven  West Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Craven like this:

CRAVEN, an upland territory round the sources and headstreams of the rivers Aire and Wharfe, W. R. Yorkshire. It gives family and peerage name to the Earls Craven. A Roman road traversed it; and Roman coins have been found on the border of it, at Craven Bank, near Giggleswick.

Craven through time

Click here for graphs and data of how Craven has changed over two centuries. For statistics for historical units named after Craven go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Craven in West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 15th July 2024

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