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North Ferriby, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Ferriby, North, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the Humber, 7½ miles W by S of Hull, and has a station on the Hull and Selby branch of the N.E.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Brough. Acreage, 1007: population of the township, 465; of the ecclesiastical parish, 906. The manor was desolated by the Danes, belonged afterwards to the Mortimers, and passed to the De la Poles and the Bacons. A preceptory of Knights Templars was founded here in 1200 by Eustace de Vesci, became afterwards an Augustinian priory, and has completely disappeared. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross valuer £260. The church is modern, and there is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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

Church Records

Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for North Ferriby:


Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


Online maps of North Ferriby are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtHU14
Post TownNorth Ferriby