Hemingbrough  East Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hemingbrough like this:

HEMINGBROUGH, a village and a township in Howden district, and a parish partly also in Selby district, E. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the river Ouse, near the influx of the Derwent, 1 mile SE of Cliff r. station, and 4 ESE of Selby; probably occupies the site of a Roman fort or station; was once a market town; and has a post office under Howden. ...

The township comprises 1, 094 acres. Real property, £2, 425. Pop., 579. Houses, 141. The parish contains also the townships of Menthorpe-with-Bowthorpe, Brackenholme-withWoodall, Osgodby, South Duffield, and Cliff-cum-Lund, and the chapelry of Barlby. Acres, 10, 420. Real property, £17, 691. Pop. in 1 51, 2, 072; in 1861, 2, 297. Houses, 497. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to the Wilsons. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £85. Patron, the Crown. The church is ancient, cruciform, and good; has a central tower and spire, 191 feet high, figuring beautifully in the landscape; shows fine architectural details, both externally and internally; was collegiate from 1426 till the Reformation; and contains a screen, an altar-tomb, and several monuments. The p. curacy of Barlby is a separate benefice. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school with £41 a year, and other charities with £42

Hemingbrough through time

Hemingbrough is now part of Selby district. Click here for graphs and data of how Selby has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Hemingbrough itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hemingbrough, in Selby and East Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 15th August 2018

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