North Ferriby

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North Ferriby
North Ferriby Railway Station.jpg
North Ferriby station
North Ferriby is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
North Ferriby
North Ferriby
 North Ferriby shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 3,893 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE985258
   – London 150 mi (240 km)  S
Civil parish North Ferriby
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 NORTH FERRIBY
Postcode district HU14
Dialling code 01482
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Haltemprice and Howden
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire

Coordinates: 53°43′12″N 0°30′28″W / 53.720029°N 0.507805°W / 53.720029; -0.507805

North Ferriby is a village and civil parish in the Haltemprice area of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

History[edit]

Main article: Ferriby Boats

In 1931, wooden planks belonging to an ancient boat were discovered by a local man on the shore of the Humber. Two further boats have since been discovered. Estimates using radiocarbon dating have placed the origin of the boats to the Bronze Age, between 2030 and 1680 BC. The Ferriby boats are the earliest known boats found in Europe. In addition, Bronze Age round barrows were found near North Ferriby by archaeologists excavating the land on which the A63 junction was built. There was also evidence of Iron Age and early Romano-British activity in that area.[citation needed]

The first wave of Danes arrived in the area around 900 AD with each ship setting up a local village. Amongst these was what is now North Ferriby from the Danish Ferja bi (place by a ferry), which would have been the chief Danish settlement of the area and linked by ferry to South Ferriby. A wooden church was built at that time, replaced by its first stone church c. 1150.[citation needed]

Ferriby Priory[edit]

The village was once significant for Ferriby Priory, c. 1160, of the order of knights templar, founded by Lord Eustace Broomfleet de Vesci,[2] in the reign of King John of England, anno 1200, as appears from an ancient manuscript formerly in the possession of the late Luke Lillingston, Esq. of North Ferriby, the Owner of the priory. It was dissolved along with the lesser monasteries, in 1536. The site of this priory is said to have been in the possession of 100 different persons, "in the space of no more than 130 years after its dissolution."[citation needed]

The village has, in succession, been the patrimonial possession of the Mortimers, the Poles, and the Bacons. It retains the elements of several elegant mansions from c. 1750 as Hull merchants started to build large houses (such as Ferriby House) with cottages for workers (such as Moss & Honeysuckle cottages in 1787, which still stand today).[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

North Ferriby is situated on the north bank of the Humber Estuary, approximately 8 miles (13 km) to the west of Hull city centre. To the north, atop a hill, lies Swanland via the B1231. South Ferriby is directly opposite the village, on the south bank of the Humber. North Ferriby is generally referred to as plain Ferriby by locals on the north bank, except where confusion might arise. Melton is close by to the west which is where the large South Hunsley School is.

North Ferriby lies in the constituency of Haltemprice and Howden, in 2003 cited as the 10th most affluent in the country.[3]

Community[edit]

All Saints' Church

Ferriby parish had a population of 3,893,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 3,819 according to the 2011 UK census.[4] The school has approximately 300 pupils.

In the village is a public house, the Duke of Cumberland, a British Legion club, an Italian restaurant,[5] a fish and chip shop, a newsagent, chemist, estate agents, a squash club with three courts, post office, village hall, parish hall and three hairdressers. North Ferriby's main shop is a Co-operative Group convenience store. North Ferriby was home to local artist Tom Harland.[6]

The village Riding for Disabled Association (RDA) is run throughout the year with the help of volunteers.

The local football club, North Ferriby United A.F.C., plays in the Conference North.

There also the Anne Turner allotments and playing fields, home of North Ferriby Cricket Club. There are also three tennis courts and a newly built skate park.

A public footpath that forms part of the Trans Pennine Trail and the Yorkshire Wolds Way, runs from Ferriby to Hessle alongside the River Humber, with views of the Humber Bridge. On this path is the site where the Ferriby boats were found.

The village no longer has a police house; the nearest police stations are in Brough and Hessle.

With the backing of the Parish Council, the Twinning Association was formed in the spring of 2003 and links North Ferriby with Le Pellerin, a French village to the south of Brittany, on the estuary of France’s longest river, the Loire.

The village church has a distinctive spire, designed by John Loughborough Pearson, R.A. (1817–97), and was completed in 1848. The church dedicated to All Saints' was designated in 1968 by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building.[7] The current vicar is Reverend Matthew Brailsford. The parish used to have extensive holdings, including Holy Trinity church in Hull.

Transport[edit]

The village is served by the main A63 road, being bypassed in 1961, which links to the M62 motorway to the west and Hull to the east. The former A63 is now the B1231. Access to the village is from the new grade separated junction that was fully completed in early 2007.

The village is served by Ferriby railway station which is on the Hull to York and Hull to Sheffield railway lines. To get to places further away users must change at another station, the most commonly used is Brough to the west.

The Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail and the Trans Pennine Trail long distance footpaths pass through the village.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 8. 

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