Place:Barmby on the Marsh, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBarmby on the Marsh
Alt namesBarmby-on-the-Marshsource: Family History Library Catalog
Barnebisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 305
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.735°N 0.965°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoHowden Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
Derwent Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district into which a portion was transferred in 1935
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


NOTE: Barmby on the Marsh should not be confused with Barmby on the Moor near Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire.

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Barmby on the Marsh is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) west of the market town of Howden. It lies on the east bank of the River Ouse, near its confluence with the River Derwent. The west bank of the River Ouse at this point is North Yorkshire.

According to the 2011 UK census, Barmby on the Marsh parish had a population of 372, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 345.

Unusually, Barmby is situated at the end of a long dead end road, on which also lies the village of Asselby. Barmby had a railway station on the Hull and Barnsley Railway between 1885 and 1955.

Historically, Barmby on the Marsh was in the ecclesiastical parish of Howden in the wapentake of Howdenshire. From 1894 until 1974, Barmby was located in Howden Rural District. A section of the parish was transferred to Derwent Rural District in 1935.

In 1974 most of what had been the East Riding of Yorkshire was joined with the northern part of Lincolnshire to became a new English county named Humberside. The urban and rural districts of the former counties were abolished and Humberside was divided into non-metropolitan districts. The new organization did not meet with the pleasure of the local citizenry and Humberside was wound up in 1996. The area north of the River Humber was separated into two "unitary authorities"—Kingston-upon-Hull covering the former City of Hull and its closest environs, and the less urban section which, once again, named itself the East Riding of Yorkshire.


Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Barmby on the Marsh. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Howden provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • Howdenshire History provides histories of towns and villages in the area provided by a local family historian. The stories of some families who emigrated to Ontario, Canada, are included.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Barmby on the Marsh.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to three maps of the East Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. These maps all blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.


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