Place:East Stamford Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameEast Stamford Bridge
TypeCivil parish, Village
Coordinates53.9915°N 0.9124°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 1894-1935
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"STAMFORD-BRIDGE, a village, two townships, and a [registration] sub-district, in [the East Riding of] Yorkshire. The village stands on the river Derwent, and on the York and Market-Weighton railway, 8 miles ENE of York; claims to have been the Roman Derventio; was the place where Harold, in 1066, defeated Harfarger and Tosti; and has a [railway] station, a post-office under York, and a fair on 1 Dec. The townships are East [Stamford Bridge] and [Stamford Bridge]-with-Scoreby; and are in Catton parish. Acres: 680 and 1,891. Real property: £2,215 and £2,292. Population: 417 and 196. Houses: 85 and 31.
"The sub-district excludes [Stamford Bridge]-with-Scoreby township, but includes 6 other townships and 5 entire parishes; and is in Pocklington [registration] district. Acres: 35,160. Population: 4,502. Houses: 892."

East Stamford Bridge was located on the east side of the River Derwent and was in the ecclesiastical parish of Low Catton in the wapentake of Harthill. From 1894 until 1935, East Stamford Bridge was located in Pocklington Rural District. In 1935 East Stamford Bridge and Stamford Bridge with Scoreby merged to become the civil parish of Stamford Bridge.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on East 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 (Vision of Britain combines East Stamford Bridge and West Stamford Bridge under one title.)
  • 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.