HUMBER , anestuary on the east
See also:coast of England formed by the
See also:rivers Trent and
See also:Ouse, the
See also:shore belonging to
See also:Yorkshire and the
See also:southern to
See also:Lincolnshire . The junction of these two important rivers is near the
See also:village of Faxfleet, from which point the course of the Humber runs E. for z8 m., and then S.E. for 19 m. to the
See also:Sea . The
See also:area draining to the Humber is 9293 sq. m . The width of the estuary is , m. at the
See also:head, gradually widening to 31 M. at 8 m. above the mouth, but here, with a
See also:great shallow
See also:bay on the Yorkshire side, it increases to 8 m. in width . The seaward
See also:horn of this bay, however, is formed by a narrow protruding
See also:bank of sand and stones, thrown up by a southward current along the
See also:shire coast, and known as Spurn Head . This reduces the width of the Humber mouth to 52 M . Except where the Humber cuts through a low
See also:ridge, between north and south Ferriby, dividing it into the Wolds of Yorkshire and of Lincolnshire, the shores and adjacent lands are nearly
See also:flat . The
See also:water is muddy; and the course for
See also:shipping considerably exceeds in length the distances given above, by reason of the numerous shoals it is necessary to avoid . The course is carefully buoyed and lighted, for the Humber is an important
See also:highway of commerce, having on the Yorkshire bank the great
See also:port of
See also:Hull, and on the Lincoln-shire bank that of
See also:Grimsby, while
See also:Goole lies on the Ouse a little above the junction with the Trent . Canals connect with the great manufacturing
See also:district of South Yorkshire, and the Trent opens up wide communications with the Midlands . The phenomenon of the tidal
See also:bore is sometimes seen on the Humber . The
See also:action of the
See also:river upon the flat Yorkshire shore towards the mouth alters the shore-
See also:line constantly .
See also:ancient villages have disappeared entirely, notably Ravenspur or Ravenser, once a port, represented in parliament under
See also:Edward I., and the scene of the landing of Bolingbroke, afterwards
See also:Henry IV., in 1399 . Soon after this the
See also:town, which
See also:lay immediately inside Spurn Point, must have been destroyed .
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