Place:Breighton-cum-Gunby, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBreighton-cum-Gunby
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.7969°N 0.9241°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
Bubwith, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district to which it was transferred in 1935
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Breighton-cum-Gunby from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"BREIGHTON-CUM-GUMBY, a township in Bubwith parish, [East Riding of] Yorkshire; on the river Derwent, near the Selby and Hull railway, 4-½ miles NW of Howden. Acres: 2,030. Real property: £1,823. Population: 207. Houses: 45. Part of the land is common."
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Breighton is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the east bank of the River Derwent, approximately 5 miles (8 km) north-west of Howden.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Breighton.

Historically, Breighton-cum-Gunby was in the ecclesiastical parish of Bubwith in the wapentake of Harthill. From 1894 until 1935, Breighton-cum-Gunby was located in Howden Rural District. In 1935 it was abolished to enlarge the civil parish of Bubwith.

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 Breighton-cum-Gunby. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Bubwith 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 Breighton-cum-Gunby.
  • 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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