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Brough, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Brough, a hamlet in Elloughton parish, in the E.R. Yorkshire, on Ermine Street, and on the Selby and Hull railway, adjacent to the Humber, 10½ miles W by S of Hull. It has a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office, and is sometimes called Brough-Ferry, from a ferry on the Humber. It is said to be the site of the Roman Petuaria, and Roman coins, bronzes, &c., have been found here. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 
Civil parishSkipsea 
Poor Law unionBridlington 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Brough from the following:

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 districtHU15
Post TownBrough