In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Broomfleet like this:
BROOMFLEET, or Bromfleet, a township and a chapelry in South Cave parish, E. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Humber, the Market-Weighton canal, and the Hull and Selby railway, 3¼ miles ESE of Staddlethorpe r. station, and 8½ E by S of Howden. Post Town, Brough. Acres, 1,851; of which 708 are water. ...
Real property, £2,452. Pop., 193. Houses, 42. The railway crosses the canal here on a bridge with a cast-iron span of 70 feet. The chapelry is more extensive than the township. Pop., 600. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £146.* Patron, Mrs. Barnard. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
Broomfleet is now part of East Riding of Yorkshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Riding of Yorkshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Broomfleet itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Broomfleet, in East Riding of Yorkshire and East Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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