Place:Stamford Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameStamford Bridge
Alt namesStamford Bridgesource: from redirect
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.9675°N 0.9375°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1935 - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoEscrick Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1935
Pocklington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the civil parish was located 1935-1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

In 1935, the civil parish of West Stamford Bridge with Scoreby was split with the hamlet of Scoreby being transferred to Kexby and West Stamford Bridge being joined to East Stamford Bridge under the name Stamford Bridge.

The "new" civil parish became a part of Pocklington Rural District.

Under the nationwide municipal reorganization which occurred in 1974, Stamford Bridge, being in Pocklington Rural District, found itself in the county of Humberside for the period 1974-1996. The East Riding of Yorkshire was resurrected in 1996.

Stamford Bridge itself was the scene of the battle of the same name which took place on 25 September, 1066, three weeks before the decisive Battle of Hastings when the Norman William the Conqueror completely defeated the Vikings who had controlled the northern part of England for the previous century.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Battle of Stamford Bridge.

Research Tips

  • 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 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 expand to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.