Nafferton shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
|Population||2,433 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|– London||175 mi (282 km) S|
|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||East Yorkshire|
Nafferton is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) north-east of Driffield town centre and lies just south of the A614 road.
The village is served by Nafferton railway station on the Yorkshire Coast Line from Hull to Scarborough. According to the 2011 UK Census, Nafferton parish had a population of 2,433, an increase on the 2001 UK Census figure of 2,184.
Archaeological evidence for settlement in the area dates back to the mesolithic. Early hunter-gatherers established temporary camp sites throughout the area, subsisting from woodlands foraging, deer, boars, bears, and wild cattle. The nearby Yorkshire Wolds were later the site of substantial human activity during the neolithic and the area features burial mounds, with frequent finds of lithic technology.
Nafferton is listed in the Domesday Book as "Nadfartone". At the time of the survey the settlement was in the Hundred of Torbar, and the East Riding of Yorkshire. There were 6½ households, 13 villagers, 17½ ploughlands, a meadow, and a mill. In 1066 Karli son of Karli held the Lordship, this transferred in 1086 to William of Percy, who also became Tenant-in-chief to King William I. A second Domesday entry for Nafferton shows Bark as a further 1066 Lord, whose land and authority was taken in entirety by William I.
In 1823 Nafferton was a parish in the Wapentake of Dickering. The ecclesiastical parish was under the patronage of the Archbishop of York. A Methodist and an Independent chapel, and a small endowed school existed. Population at the time was 917. Occupations included sixteen farmers & yeomen, two blacksmiths, four bricklayers and one brick maker, two carpenters, six grocers, five shoemakers, three tailors, two drapers, an earthenware dealer, a gardener, a plumber & glazier, a horse dealer, a cabinet maker, a rope & twine and a linen manufacturer, a schoolmaster, and the landlords of The Bell, The Cross Keys, The King's Head, and The white Horse public houses. Residents included the parish curate and two gentlemen. A Hull to Scarborough coach was routed through Nafferton "during the bathing season". A carrier operated between the village and Driffield, and Bridlington, once a week.
The oldest surviving building in the village is the church, parts of which date from the 13th century. The church dedicated to All Saints was designated in 1966 by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building. The Mere, a large expanse of water fed by natural springs, was formerly a mill pond.
Nafferton is served by bus and train services. Nafferton has a railway station with regular Northern Rail services to Bridlington, Beverley and Hull with several running through to Scarborough, Doncaster, Meadowhall and Sheffield. Nafferton also has buses to Beverley, Hull, Bridlington, Scarborough and York (EYMS 121, 45/46, 270).
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- Nafferton in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
- "Documents Online: Nafferton", Folios: 301r, 322v, 382r, Great Domesday Book; The National Archives. Retrieved 19 November 2011
- Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 371
- Historic England. "Church of All Saints (1346661)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
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- National Rail. "National Rail". Retrieved 6 March 2013.
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- EYMS. "EYMS 45/46 Time Table". Retrieved 6 March 2013.
- EYMS. "EYMS 270 Time Table". Retrieved 6 March 2013.
- Harrison, Stephen, ed. (2000). Nafferton: A Living Past. Hull: Nafferton Millennium Committee.
- Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 8.
- Media related to Nafferton at Wikimedia Commons
- The Villages of the Yorkshire Wolds : Nafferton
- Nafferton village parish council web site
- Local School - Nafferton Primary School