Brough-Ferry

BROUGH-FERRY, a hamlet, in the parish of Elloughton, union of Beverley, Hunsley-Beacon division of the wapentake of Harthill, E. riding of York, 3ΒΌ miles (S. S. E.) from South Cave; containing 170 inhabitants. The ancient village of Brough is supposed to be the Petuasia of Ptolemy, being situated on the great Roman road called Ermin-street, which ran from Lincoln to York, and crossed the Humber by Brough-Ferry. This passage is still much used for transit to and from Winteringham and Ferriby Sluice, on the Lincolnshire side of the river. The Hull and Selby railway passes near the village, over an embankment and viaduct seventeen feet high, and has one of its stations here.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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