Bubwith

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Coordinates: 53°49′05″N 0°55′09″W / 53.818070°N 0.919274°W / 53.818070; -0.919274

Bubwith
Church Street, Bubwith.jpg
Church Street, Bubwith
Bubwith is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Bubwith
Bubwith
 Bubwith shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 1,225 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE711363
Civil parish Bubwith
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 SELBY
Postcode district YO8
Dialling code 01757
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Haltemprice and Howden
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire

Bubwith is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The village is situated about 8 miles (13 km) north-east of Selby, and 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Goole. It is situated on the east bank of the River Derwent, west of which is the Selby district of North Yorkshire. It lies on the A163 road.

The civil parish is formed by the villages of Bubwith and Breighton and the hamlets of Gunby and Willitoft. According to the 2011 UK census, Bubwith parish had a population of 1,225,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 1,104.[2]

History[edit]

The ancient parish of Bubwith also covers the village of Breighton and the hamlets of Gunby and Willitoft, but its location on and crossing over the River Derwent led to its becoming the largest settlement in the area.[3]

The village's name means Bubba's wood, Bubba being a Scandinavian male name.[4] It is listed as "Bobewyth" in the 11th-century accounts of Selby Abbey.[citation needed]

In the Domesday account Bubwith is written as "Bubuid".[5] Before the Conquest, lordship was held by Alwin and Ketil; after, Gilbert Tison became Tenant-in-chief.[6]

Derwent Bridge, Bubwith

Though there has been a recorded river crossing since at least the year 1200, the present bridge over the Derwent, consisting of three limestone arches and several flood arches, replaced a "dangerous and inconvenient" ferry service when it was built in 1798. Crossing the bridge required a toll until 1936, with the original costs amounting to three shilling for six horses, and 10 pence for twenty head of oxen. Certain vehicles, such as funeral processions, were exempt from the toll.[3]

The former railway station in 1961

The railways reached the village in 1848, and Bubwith had its own station on the Selby to Driffield Line.[7] It closed to passengers in 1954.[8]

Breighton was also used as the site of an airfield for Halifax, Wellington and Lancaster bombers during the Second World War.[3]

The village was the home of ARTTS International, the film and television training centre established by John Sichel, until it closed in 2005.[9]

The Bubwith telephone exchange has been ADSL enabled since July 2005, and became ADSL Max enabled in March 2006. It has also been enabled for 21CN, and has been accepting orders for FTTC BT Infinity since December 2013

Community[edit]

Elementary education is provided by Bubwith Community Primary School,[10] and The Bubwith Centre,[11] which hosts Bubwith Playgroup.[12] To the rear of the centre are playing fields.

The parish church of All Saints dates from the 12th century and is built in white Tadcaster stone. Some Norman stonework remains, but the building was extensively refurbished up till the 19th century.[3] The church was designated in 1960 by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.[13]

There are 6 acres (0.024 km2) of playing fields for the local cricket club and three local football clubs. The site holds three tennis courts used by the Bubwith Tennis Club. There is a licensed bar, and sports hall that runs events and weekly classes in Zumba, Tai Chi, Boxfit and Salsa. The Cyril Wiles Room is used for Pilates and Yoga and the daily Bubwith 'Under fives'. The Centre is also used by the local community for private parties and the Youth Club.

Village amenities include The Jug and Bottle (Off licence and deli), The white swan public house, Spar store, an Indian restaurant, butchers, hairdressers and a coffee shop.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Bubwith CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 May 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c d Information notice board, car park, Bubwith Toll Bridge.
  4. ^ Mills, A. D. (2003). "A Dictionary of British Place-Names". [dead link]
  5. ^ "Documents Online: Bubwith, Yorkshire", Folio: 381v, Great Domesday Book; The National Archives. Retrieved 25 December 2011
  6. ^ Bubwith in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 25 December 2011.
  7. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  8. ^ Bairstow, Martin (1990). Railways In East Yorkshire. Martin Bairstow. ISBN 1-871944-03-1. 
  9. ^ "Tanya's big picture on tiny tearaways". Yorkshire Post. Johnston Press Digital Publishing. 27 January 2006. Retrieved 13 December 2009. 
  10. ^ "Bubwith Community Primary School", Ofsted report 2010; PDF download required. Retrieved 25 December 2011
  11. ^ "The Bubwith Centre", Thebubwithcentre.co.uk. Retrieved 25 December 2011
  12. ^ "Bubwith Playgroup", Ofsted report 2010; PDF download required. Retrieved 25 December 2011
  13. ^ English Heritage. "Church of All Saints (1310699)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 August 2013 .
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 4. 

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