West Riding of Yorkshire

one of the historic subdivisions of Yorkshire, England

The West Riding of Yorkshire was one of the three most important subdivisions of Yorkshire, England. The lieutenancy at that time included the City of York and as such was named West Riding of the County of York and the County of the City of York.[1] It was abolished in 1974.


  1. Lewis, Samuel A topographical dictionary of England (Vol. IV, p. 618) S. Lewis & Co., London: 1831.