Brough, East Riding of Yorkshire
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Bridlington|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Brough from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Brough, with Dringhoe and Upton)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Brough 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 East Riding newspapers online: