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Broomfleet or Bromfleet, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Broomfleet or Bromfleet, a village and a township, forming with Faxfleet and part of Walling Fen an ecclesiastical parish, in the E.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Humber, the Market-Weighton Canal, and the Hull and Selby railway, on which it has a station for goods, 3½ miles ESE of Staddlethorpe railway station, and 8½ E by S of Howden. Post town, Brough. Acreage, 1745; population of township, 243; of the ecclesiastical parish, 451. The railway crosses the canal here on a bridge with a cast-iron span of 70 feet. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of York; gross value, £117 with residence. There is a Wesleyan and a Primitive Methodist chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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