Goole is a town
A town is a human settlement larger than a village but smaller than a city. The size a settlement must be in order to be called a "town" varies considerably in different parts of the world, so that, for example, many American "small towns" seem to British people to be no more than villages, while...

, civil parish and port located approximately 45 miles (72.4 km) inland on the confluence of the rivers Don and Ouse
River Ouse, Yorkshire
The River Ouse is a river in North Yorkshire, England. The river is formed from the River Ure at Cuddy Shaw Reach near Linton-on-Ouse, about 6 miles downstream of the confluence of the River Swale with the River Ure...

 in the East Riding of Yorkshire
East Riding of Yorkshire
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, England
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. The port is "highly versatile", and is capable of handling nearly 3 million tonnes of cargo per annum, making it one of the most important ports on the east coast of England.

Goole is twinned with Złotów, Poland
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, (and was twinned with Rostock
Rostock -Early history:In the 11th century Polabian Slavs founded a settlement at the Warnow river called Roztoc ; the name Rostock is derived from that designation. The Danish king Valdemar I set the town aflame in 1161.Afterwards the place was settled by German traders...

, East Germany in 1969 although this seems to have lapsed). Goole was informally twinned with Gibraltar
Gibraltar is a British overseas territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula at the entrance of the Mediterranean. A peninsula with an area of , it has a northern border with Andalusia, Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region...

 in the 1960s; at that time, Gibraltar Court was named in Goole and Goole Court was named in Gibraltar.


The Dutch
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 civil engineer Cornelius Vermuyden
Cornelius Vermuyden
Sir Cornelius Wasterdyk Vermuyden was a Dutch engineer who introduced Dutch reclamation methods to Britain, and made the first important attempts to drain The Fens of East Anglia.-Life:...

 diverted the River Don northwards to the River Ouse
River Ouse, Yorkshire
The River Ouse is a river in North Yorkshire, England. The river is formed from the River Ure at Cuddy Shaw Reach near Linton-on-Ouse, about 6 miles downstream of the confluence of the River Swale with the River Ure...

 in 1626-1629 to drain the marshland of Hatfield Chase
Hatfield Chase
Hatfield Chase was a low-lying area in South Yorkshire, England which often flooded and is chiefly known from the Battle of Hatfield Chase in 633. It was a royal hunting ground until Charles I appointed the Dutch engineer Cornelius Vermuyden to drain it in 1626...

 at the behest of King Charles I
Charles I of England
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. This also made the lower Don navigable for small barge
A barge is a flat-bottomed boat, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods. Some barges are not self-propelled and need to be towed by tugboats or pushed by towboats...

s so that coal
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 from the South Yorkshire Coalfield
South Yorkshire Coalfield
The South Yorkshire Coalfield is defined by a triangle lying between Barnsley, Doncaster and Sheffield, though a few mines within the coalfield lie outside this area. It is part of the larger Midland coal field which stretches from Nottingham in the south to Bradford and Leeds in the north...

s could be transported to "Goole" at the new mouth of the Don (or "Dutch River") for transfer to seagoing vessels.

The Aire and Calder Navigation
Aire and Calder Navigation
The Aire and Calder Navigation is a river and canal system of the River Aire and the River Calder in the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire, England. The first improvements to the rivers above Knottingley were completed in 1704 when the Aire was made navigable to Leeds and the Calder to...

 Company opened their broad canal from Knottingley
Knottingley is a town within the metropolitan borough of the City of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England on the River Aire and the A1 road. It has a population of 13,503....

 in the northern sector of the coalfield in 1826, together with eight transshipment
Transshipment or Transhipment is the shipment of goods or containers to an intermediate destination, and then from there to yet another destination....

 docks at Goole and a company-built town. This gave rise to several innovations in materials handling by the chief engineer, William Hamond Bartholomew
William Hamond Bartholomew
William Hamond Bartholomew was an engineer in West Yorkshire, England who was responsible for the expansion of the Aire and Calder Navigation in the 19th century and invented a number of improvements in coal-handling which led to the expansion of Goole as one of the largest exporters of coal in...

. In 1863 he introduced the Tom Pudding
Tom Pudding
Tom Pudding was the name given to the tub boats on the Aire and Calder Navigation, introduced in 1863 and used until 1985, which were a very efficient means of transferring and transporting coal from the open cast collieries of the South Yorkshire Coalfield near Stanley Ferry to the port of Goole,...

 system of compartment boats which could each carry around 40 long tons (40,642 kg) of coal. In the docks, Bartholomew introduced large boat hoists which could lift the Puddings and discharge directly into seagoing ships which exported the coal to all parts of the world. These managed to compete with rail and were used until 1985.

For most of the life of the port, coal has been the dominant commodity handled. Another commodity associated with the mining industry was pit prop
Pit prop
A pit prop or mine prop is a length of lumber used to prop up the roofs of tunnels in coal mines.Canada traditionally supplied pit props to the British market...

s. These were traditionally stored floating in the water at the Timber Pond. With the decline of the mining industry, pit props are no longer imported and the Timber Pond is now a marina trading under the name Goole Boathouse. It has berths for 150 boats and is the largest inland waterway marina in Yorkshire.

Three locks keep the water in 37 acres (149,733.8 m²) of docks at a constant depth of six metres by preventing the level from rising and falling with the tides in the River Ouse. Ships and barges entering the port must first pass through the locks. Once inside, there are eight docks with a total of three miles (5 km) of quayside at which they can berth. Besides the docks are transit sheds where cargo is stored, many of which are equipped with overhead cranes. Goole has regular cargo liner
Cargo liner
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 services to Norway
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, Sweden
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, Finland
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, Germany
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, Holland, Belgium
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, France
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, Spain
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, Morocco
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 and South Africa
South Africa
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. There is also trade by charter vessel to and from many other countries, including Russia
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, Denmark
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 and Italy
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. Cargo from other parts of the world such as United States of America, China
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 and Australia
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 reaches Goole by transshipment services from Rotterdam
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When Goole first opened as a port it was a small new village of about 450 people. Now it is a small town with about 18,000 inhabitants.

The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
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 built a line from Pontefract
Pontefract is an historic market town in West Yorkshire, England. Traditionally in the West Riding, near the A1 , the M62 motorway and Castleford. It is one of the five towns in the metropolitan borough of the City of Wakefield and has a population of 28,250...

 and Wakefield
Wakefield is the main settlement and administrative centre of the City of Wakefield, a metropolitan district of West Yorkshire, England. Located by the River Calder on the eastern edge of the Pennines, the urban area is and had a population of 76,886 in 2001....

 in 1848 and the North Eastern Railway connected with Doncaster
Doncaster is a town in South Yorkshire, England, and the principal settlement of the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster. The town is about from Sheffield and is popularly referred to as "Donny"...

 and Hull
Kingston upon Hull
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 in 1870. The prosperity from the coal and general cargo trade with the West Riding
West Riding of Yorkshire
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 industrial area continued for 150 years after the opening of the canal. After a period of decline, these commodities were more than replaced by containers, the export of steel
Steel is an alloy that consists mostly of iron and has a carbon content between 0.2% and 2.1% by weight, depending on the grade. Carbon is the most common alloying material for iron, but various other alloying elements are used, such as manganese, chromium, vanadium, and tungsten...

 and the import of timber from north-eastern Europe. The two original 1826 docks, along with all six others built later, are still in full operation. Goole railway station
Goole railway station
Goole railway station serves the town of Goole in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.The service is operated and the station is managed by Northern Rail...

 is on the Sheffield to Hull Line
Sheffield to Hull Line
The Sheffield to Hull line is a railway line in northern England. It runs from Sheffield north east to Hull Paragon via Doncaster. Stopping services on the line are provided by Northern Rail, with many branching off to Adwick or Scunthorpe...

 and is the terminus of the Pontefract Line
Pontefract Line
The Pontefract Line is the name given to one of the rail services in the West Yorkshire Metro area of northern England. The service is operated by Northern Rail, and links Wakefield and Leeds with Goole via Pontefract...


Glass and clothing are produced in Goole and it is the focus of an agricultural district.


Unusually in terms of English place-names, "Goole" has its origins in Middle English
Middle English
Middle English is the stage in the history of the English language during the High and Late Middle Ages, or roughly during the four centuries between the late 11th and the late 15th century....

. It derives from the word goule, meaning "stream, or channel". Goole was not recorded in the Domesday Book
Domesday Book
Domesday Book , now held at The National Archives, Kew, Richmond upon Thames in South West London, is the record of the great survey of much of England and parts of Wales completed in 1086...

. Its first mention was in 1362 as Gulle.


Goole is south of the M62
M62 motorway
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 linking it with Kingston upon Hull in the east and the West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire
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 urban belt in the west. The M18 runs west of the town, connecting it with South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England. It has a population of 1.29 million. It consists of four metropolitan boroughs: Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, and City of Sheffield...

, the South and the Midlands
English Midlands
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. Goole also has a railway station with services to Hull Paragon Interchange, Doncaster
Doncaster railway station
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, Sheffield and Leeds, as well as the commuter railway stations in between. There are also bus services from Goole to surrounding towns and villages. Goole is within commuting
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 distance from Doncaster
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, Hull
Kingston upon Hull
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, Leeds
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 and York
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Prior to the reform of local government in 1974, brought about by the Local Government Act 1972
Local Government Act 1972
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, Goole was in the West Riding of Yorkshire
West Riding of Yorkshire
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. It was then placed in the Boothferry district of the newly formed county of Humberside
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, until that was abolished in 1996. Since 1996, Goole has been in the East Riding of Yorkshire
East Riding of Yorkshire
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. It is represented by six councillors on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Goole is currently in the parliamentary constituency of Brigg and Goole. The constituency is represented by one Member of Parliament
Member of Parliament
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 in the House of Commons.


Goole has a modestly sized town centre with many high street shops, independent retailers and public house
Public house
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s. The main shopping area is Wesley Square, off Boothferry Road (which has been pedestrianised around the main shopping area). There is a modern retail development in the town centre, a leisure centre next to the docks
Dock (maritime)
A dock is a human-made structure or group of structures involved in the handling of boats or ships, usually on or close to a shore.However, the exact meaning varies among different variants of the English language...

, and the Goole and District Hospital, to the north of the town.

Goole has a several junior school
Junior school
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s and a High School with a Sixth Form College attached to it. Goole College is affiliated with Hull College
Hull College
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. There are Further Education
Further education
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 colleges in Selby
Selby is a town and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England. Situated south of the city of York, along the course of the River Ouse, Selby is the largest and, with a population of 13,012, most populous settlement of the wider Selby local government district.Historically a part of the West Riding...

, Scunthorpe
Scunthorpe is a town within North Lincolnshire, England. It is the administrative centre of the North Lincolnshire unitary authority, and had an estimated total resident population of 72,514 in 2010. A predominantly industrial town, Scunthorpe, the United Kingdom's largest steel processing centre,...

 and Bishop Burton
Bishop Burton
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Goole's most prominent landmarks are its twin water tower
Water tower
A water tower or elevated water tower is a large elevated drinking water storage container constructed to hold a water supply at a height sufficient to pressurize a water distribution system....

s, dubbed the "salt and pepper pots". In the winter months, Goole's gas holder on Anderson Road is visible across the north of the town. Many of the hoists
Hoist (device)
A hoist is a device used for lifting or lowering a load by means of a drum or lift-wheel around which rope or chain wraps. It may be manually operated, electrically or pneumatically driven and may use chain, fiber or wire rope as its lifting medium. The load is attached to the hoist by means of a...

 and cranes
Crane (machine)
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 of the docks can be seen across the town. The steeple
Steeple (architecture)
A steeple, in architecture, is a tall tower on a building, often topped by a spire. Steeples are very common on Christian churches and cathedrals and the use of the term generally connotes a religious structure...

 of Goole Parish Church is also tall enough to be seen across the town. The town's landscape is made up mostly of utility and industrial structures. Because of its relative flatness, all the structures are largely set at the same height.


Goole's industrial park, Capitol Park, has attracted two large employers: Guardian Industries, which built a glass manufacturing plant, and Tesco
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, which built a distribution centre. The arrival of these employers resulted in hundreds of new jobs being created. A new Morrisons
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 store opened in Goole on 2 August 2010, built on land previously occupied by Timms Mill on Boothferry Road.


Goole Town Cricket Club is a popular local sports team. Of the three teams, the first team play in the York & District Senior League Premier Division, which is a fairly high standard of club cricket. A new clubhouse was constructed in 1996 offering excellent quality facilities and fully stocked bar.

Rugby Union is played close to the cricket club at Westfield Banks, sharing facilities with Goole Tennis Club. Goole RUFC currently field two teams, the first team playing in Yorkshire Division Two.

Goole's main football team is Goole A.F.C.
Goole A.F.C.
Goole AFC is a semi-professional English football club based in the town of Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, founded in 1912. They currently compete in the Northern Premier League Division One South, which is at Level 8 on the English football league system pyramid.The club has spent its entire...

, the town's only semi-professional football team. Currently they play in the Northern Premier League Division One South
Northern Premier League Division One South
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. The football ground is on Carter Street. The nearest professional teams are Doncaster Rovers
Doncaster Rovers F.C.
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, Hull City
Hull City A.F.C.
Hull City Association Football Club is an English association football club based in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, founded in 1904. The club participates in the Football League Championship, the second tier of English football...

, Leeds United
Leeds United A.F.C.
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, Scunthorpe United, Sheffield Wednesday
Sheffield Wednesday F.C.
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 and York City
York City F.C.
York City Football Club is an English football club based in York, North Yorkshire. The club participates in the Conference National, the fifth tier of English football. Founded in 1922, they joined the Football League in 1929, and have spent most of their history in the lower divisions...



Radio Medica is Goole's hospital radio
Hospital radio
Hospital radio is a form of audio broadcasting produced specifically for the in-patients of hospitals. It is primarily found in the United Kingdom.-History:...

 station. At one point BBC Radio Humberside
BBC Radio Humberside
BBC Radio Humberside is a BBC Local Radio service covering the area of the former English county of Humberside, which was returned to North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire the East Riding of Yorkshire and the City of Kingston upon Hull on 1 April 1996....

had an office at the market, but this closed. Other stations received in Goole on FM include Vixen101, Viking FM, KCFM, Hallam FM, Pulse FM, Minster FM, Capital FM, Real Radio, and the national BBC services.

Goole is also well placed to receive a good selection of DAB Radio Stations. On Sky Digital Look North for Goole news is on EPG number 977 whilst the main BBC One Look North (101) is mainly the West Yorkshire Edition.


  • Ferriman, Earnest and Leach, Rev. Tim (1988) Glimpses of Goole, Goole: Rev. Tim Leach, The Vicarage, Goole.

(The then vicarage is now a brain injury rehabilitation unit.)

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