Brigham, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Brigham
Brigham is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Brigham
Brigham
 Brigham shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid reference TA075537
   – London 170 mi (270 km)  S
Civil parish Foston on the Wolds
Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Ceremonial county East Riding of Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DRIFFIELD
Postcode district YO25
Dialling code 01262
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament East Yorkshire
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire

Coordinates: 53°58′05″N 0°21′41″W / 53.968192°N 0.361517°W / 53.968192; -0.361517

Brigham is a small village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6 km) south-east from Driffield, 15 miles (24 km) north of Hull city centre, and to the west of the B1249 road. The village forms part of the civil parish of Foston on the Wolds.

Driffield Navigation[edit]

The Driffield Navigation canal passes at the west of the village. The Brigham section of the Driffield Navigation was dug about 1767. A swing bridge was built across the canal to allow access to Elm Tree Farm, and a footpath to Corpslanding and Hutton Cranswick. In 1967, after a decline in canal traffic, the swing bridge was kept closed, and was replaced by a fixed bridge in the 1970s.[1] In 2003 a new working swing bridge was installed.[2]

Brigham position on the Driffield Navigation[edit]

A village sailing club was established in 1928.

Brigham Swing Bridge

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Driffield Navigation". UK Canals Network. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Driffield Navigation Overview". The Inland Waterways Association. 21 March 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 4. 

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