Place:Brough, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBrough
Alt namesBrough on Humbersource: Roman-Britian.org [online] accessed 16 August 2004
Brough-on-Humbersource: Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) p 695; Salway, Roman Britain (1991) p 782; Wacher, Roman Britain (1998) p 308
Decuariasource: Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) p 695; Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)
Parisorumsource: Roman-Britian.org [online] accessed 16 August 2004
Petuareasource: Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 17 August 2004
Petuariasource: Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) p 695; Salway, Roman Britain (1991) p 782; Wacher, Roman Britain (1998) p 227
Pretoriumsource: Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) p 695
TypeTown
Coordinates53.733°N 0.583°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoBeverley Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which Brough was located 1894-1974
Elloughton-cum-Brough, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish in which Brough is situated
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Brough , or Brough-on-Humber, is a small town in the civil parish of Elloughton-cum-Brough in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The town has a population of around 7,000.

There was a ferry across the Humber to from Brough Winteringham in Lincolnshire. This was been superceded in 1981 by the Humber Bridge which now stretches from Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire to Hessle.

From 1894 until 1974 Brough was located in the Beverley Rural District.

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.


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