Brafferton, North Riding of Yorkshire
Brafferton, a township and a parish in N.R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the river Swale, adjacent to the Boroughbridge and Pilmoot railway, 3¼ miles NE of Boroughbridge. It has a station on the railway, and is contiguous to Helperby village, which has a post, money order, and telegraph office under York. Area of the township, 1847 acres; population, 255; of the ecclesiastical parish, 875. The parish includes also the townships of Helperby, Thornton-Bridge, and Fawdington, and the hamlet of Pilmoor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, £288 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good, and there are several charities.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Brafferton St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Easingwould|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Brafferton:
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Brafferton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Brafferton (St. Peter))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Brafferton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online: