Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge County Geographies were designed to provide a series of concise guides to British regions. Aimed at the general reader, they combined a comprehensive approach to various aspects of physical and human geography with an emphasis on clarity. This guide to Durham by W. J. Weston was first published in 1914. The text is interspersed with numerous illustrative figures and also contains a list of the chief towns and villages within the county.
Table of Contents
1. County and shire. The word Durham: its origin and meaning; 2. General characteristics; 3. Size. shape. Boundaries; 4. Surface and general features; 5. Watershed. Rivers; 6. Geology; 7. Natural history; 8. Peregrination of the coast; 9. Coastal gains and losses. Lighthouse and harbour works; 10. Climate and rainfall; 11. People - race. Dialect. Settlements. Population; 12. Agriculture - main cultivations. Woodlands. Stock; 13. Industries and manufactures; 14. Mines and minerals; 15. Fisheries and fishing stations; 16. Shipping and trade; 17. History; 18. Antiquities; 19. Architecture - (a) ecclesiastical; 20. Architecture - (b) military; 21. Architecture - (c) domestic; 22. Communications - past and present; 23. Administration and divisions - ancient and modern; 24. The roll of honour in the county; 25. The chief towns and villages of Durham; Illustrations; Maps and diagrams.