Place:Stamford Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameStamford Bridge
Alt namesStamford-Bridgesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeTown
Coordinates53.983°N 0.917°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoPocklington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1935-1974
East Stamford Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish from which Stamford Bridge parish was formed in 1935
West Stamford Bridge with Scoreby, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish from which Stamford Bridge parish was formed in 1935
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Stamford Bridge is a village and civil parish on the River Derwent in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, approximately 7 miles (11 km) east of York and 22 miles (35 km) west of Driffield. The village lies on the border with the Ryedale District of North Yorkshire.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Stamford Bridge. This town played a significant part in the history of Britain circa 1066.

Historically, Stamford Bridge was in the ecclesiastical parish of Low Catton in the wapentake of Harthill. Stamford Bridge civil parish was formed in 1935 from the parishes of East Stamford Bridge and West Stamford Bridge with Scoreby. It was located in Pocklington Rural District until 1974. Kexby, mentioned in British History Online, is now a separate civil parish in the Ryedale District of North Yorkshire.

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 Stamford Bridge. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Low Catton provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • British History Online has three articles on this area: an introductory one entitled Catton, followed by one on High and Low Catton and Stamford Bridge (discussing the area east of the Derwent), and on on Kexby, Scoreby and Stamford Bridge West (discussing the west side of the Derwent). Both of the latter articles described in great detail the terrain, and the local history including the ownership of manors and estates.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Stamford Bridge.
  • 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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