Church Street, Bubwith
Bubwith shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
|Population||1,225 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Unitary authority||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Ceremonial county||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||Haltemprice and Howden|
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 hamlet of Willitoft. According to the 2011 UK census, Bubwith parish had a population of 1,225, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 1,104.
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.
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.
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. The church was designated in 1960 by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.
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), a Spar store, an Indian restaurant, butchers, hairdressers and a coffee shop.
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- Information notice board, car park, Bubwith Toll Bridge.
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- Media related to Bubwith at Wikimedia Commons