Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Goole within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
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.