Historical Chronicle (August 1799)

This page is part of the Holmfirth Flood Project which aims to make content available to researchers in advance of the 175th anniversary of the 1852 Flood which will be commemorated in 2027.
The following is a transcription of a historic journal article and may contain occasional errors.

In Yorkſhire, the floods were attended by a ſtorm, which greatly contributed to the damage they occaſioned. The canal at Huddersfield has been conſiderably injured, and ſeveral mills and houſes near Holmfirth, and other places in the Weſt Riding have been entirely ſwept away by the overflowing of different ſtreams. The rivers Ouſe and Tees rose unuſually high.


In Yorkshire, the floods were attended by a storm, which greatly contributed to the damage they occasioned. The canal at Huddersfield has been considerably injured, and several mills and houses near Holmfirth, and other places in the West Riding have been entirely swept away by the overflowing of different streams. The rivers Ouse and tees rose unusually high.