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Camblesforth, Brigg Lane.jpg
Brigg Lane, Camblesforth
Camblesforth is located in North Yorkshire
 Camblesforth shown within North Yorkshire
Population 1,526 
OS grid reference SE648264
   – London 160 mi (260 km)  S
Civil parish Camblesforth
District Selby
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SELBY
Postcode district YO8
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places

Coordinates: 53°43′49″N 1°01′07″W / 53.730236°N 1.018661°W / 53.730236; -1.018661

Camblesforth is a village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 1,526. The village is 6 miles (10 km) south of Selby and 7 miles (11 km) west of Goole.

It has a Methodist Chapel (1894) which is used for Parish Council[1] and other meetings, and two public houses, the Comus Inn and the Black Dog.

Camblesforth Chapel


Camblesforth is listed in the Domesday Book. Merleswein the Sheriff was Lord of the Manor of Camblesforth in 1066. Ralph Paynell became Lord of the Manor in 1086 [2] after Camblesforth suffered the Harrowing of the North by William the Conqueror to subjugate Northern England.

In 1224, the Lordship passed through the Paynell family to the de Brus family. Subsequently, Sibil de Beaulieu (d.1301) daughter of Laderina de Brus, Lady of Camblesforth and granddaughter of Peter de Brus, Lord of Skelton married Sir Miles Stapleton (d.1314).[3] The Lordship stayed in the Stapleton family until Henry Edwarde Paine acquired the Lordship from Henry Stapleton, 9th Lord Beaumont in 1893. The Lordship was in the hands of his Mr. Paine's trustees from his death in 1917 to 1956. The present Lord of the Manor's family acquired the Lordship from the Trustees in 1956.[4]

Camblesforth Hall, the seat of Sir Charles Blois, Bart., is the oldest standing structure in Camblesforth. The Grade I hall was built c. 1690-1700.[5]

The village was the centre of national public and media attention in July 2004, after the bodies of two 27-year-old twin sisters (Claire and Diane Sanderson) were found at a flat on Millfield Drive. It was the home of Claire Sanderson, who shared the flat with her fiancee Mark Hobson. On 18 April 2005, at Leeds Crown Court, Hobson admitted both of the murders as well as those of James and Joan Britton, a couple in their eighties who were found beaten to death in the village of Strensall near York.[6] Hobson, a binman who had a history of violence, drug abuse and alcoholism, was sentenced to life imprisonment the following month with a recommendation that he should never be released.[7]

During the 2012 Summer Olympics Camblesforth was a relay point for the Olympic Torch.[8]


  1. ^ Camblesforth Parish Council
  2. ^ "Domesday Book". 
  3. ^ Cokayne. The Complete Peerage. Vol. V, XII. 
  4. ^ Manorial Society of Great Britain (2013). Manorial Society catalogue. 
  5. ^ "British Grade Listed Buildings". 
  6. ^ BBC
  7. ^ BBC
  8. ^ "Selby District Counsel news". Selby District Counsel news. 19 June 2012. 

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