The collection includes a range of documents relating to the North Ferriby and Swanland areas. Included in the collection are letters, a diagrammatic plan of lands in dispute in North Ferriby, a minute book of Sutton, Southcoates and Drypool Gas Company, notebooks relating to parish records of the Minster and St Mary's, Beverley and collections on church briefs of South Holderness, as well as a number records relating to mortgages and wills.
Artificial collection relating especially to North Ferriby and Swanland
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 50 U DBR
- Dates of Creation1589-c.1950
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description2 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
North Ferriby is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Situated nine miles from the centre of Hull, North Ferriby was traditionally a farming community. However, the late 18th century saw a number of wealthy merchants from Hull creating small estates by way of constructing large houses and gardens for themselves and cottages for their employees. In 1840 the railway opened a line into Hull. Following World War II and the development boom of the 1950s considerable expansion took place involving pasturelands of the old farms and a number of estates of the large houses, and so substantially increasing the population of the area.
Swanland is a village, which stands on a hilltop seven miles west of Kingston upon Hull and two miles north of the river Humber. Swanland was a small village with several farms and several large houses where the local gentry lived. Like North Ferriby the population of Swanland grew during the Second World War from approximately 1000 people to approximately 4000 today.
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Donated by F W Brooks on 14 November 1967