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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.

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following East Riding newspapers online: