Place:Hemingbrough, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameHemingbrough
Alt namesHamiburgsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
Hemingaborgsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 305
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.766°N 0.982°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoHowden Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which Barlby was situated 1894-1935
Derwent Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which Hemingbrough was situated 1935-1974
Selby District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district of which Hemingbrough has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Hemingbrough is a small village and civil parish now in the Selby District of North Yorkshire that is located approximately 5 miles (8 km) from Selby and 4 miles (6.4 km) from Howden on the A63. The village has a 12th-century former collegiate church (Hemingbrough Minster). The surrounding area makes up part of the Humberhead Levels and is flat land mainly used for mixed agriculture. It is thought that from this village came Walter of Hemingbrough, one of Britain's early chroniclers. Writing in the 14th century, he gave us a history beginning with the Norman conquest, now in the British Museum.

Robert de Hemmingburgh, a royal clerk who became Master of the Rolls in Ireland, was born here in the late thirteenth century.

From 1894 until 1935, Hemingbrough was located in Howden Rural District. In 1935 the Howden Rural District was abolished and its place was taken by Derwent Rural District which administered the local area until the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974. Since 1974, Barlby has been in the Selby District of North Yorkshire.

Historically, Hemingbrough was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Ouse and Derwent.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Hemingbrough. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Hemingbrough provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • British History Online has an article from the Victoria County Histories on Hemingbrough
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Hemingbrough.
  • 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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