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Bubwith, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Bubwith, a large village, a township, and a parish in E.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Derwent, and on the Selby and Market-Weighton railway, 6½ miles NE by E of Selby, and has two stations on the railway, Bubwith and Bubwith-High-Field, ½ of a mile distant from each other, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Selby. Acreage, 1545; population, 566; of ecclesiastical parish, 1166. The parish contains also the townships of Harlthorpe, Foggathorpe, Gribthorpe, Willitoft, Spaldington, and Breighton-cum-Gunby. A bridge of three large and seven smaller arches crosses the Derwent in Bubwith township. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York, in the gift alternately of the Lord Chancellor and the Dean and Chapter of York; gross value, £205 with residence. The church is a fine edifice consisting of nave, aisles, and chancel, with square, embattled, and pinnacled tower. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels and several charities. Bishop Nicholas de Bubwith, who attended the council of Constance, was a native.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Ecclesiastical parishBubwith All Saints 
Poor Law unionHowden 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

Bubwith Parish Registers (Christenings, Marriages, Burials), 1600-1601, 1623-1767 (£)

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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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CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO8
Post TownSelby