Nafferton Enclosure Plan

Scope and Content

This small collection contains a copy of the original Nafferton enclosure plan of 1772.

Administrative / Biographical History

Nafferton is a large parish located at the meeting between the East Riding Wolds and the Holderness Plain. There is evidence of human habitation in the area, beginning in the bronze and iron ages through to the Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods by which time it had been well settled. In the Middle Ages there were three main townships: Nafferton, Pockthorpe and Wansford.

In 1066, 'Nadfartone' was held by two Scandinavian earls, Barche and Karl, but by the time of the Domesday Book in 1086 the largest manor was the property of William de Percy. The right to hold a market and fair was granted in 1304. The Constable family held some land in Nafferton from the Percys until Henry Percy sold his Nafferton estates to the crown in payment of his debts.

The manor was later granted to the Earl of Lennox (father of the infamous Lord Darnley) in 1544 and passed back to the crown through the earl's grandson James I in 1603. Up to the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536, Bridlington Priory and Meaux Abbey had also held small estates in Nafferton.

Access Information

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Custodial History

Deposited by Paul Butler, Ullyott & Butler, Chartered Surveyors, Driffield, 11 June 2002

Related Material

Nafferton and Wansford Enclosure Act 1769 [U DSY/20/1b]

Enclosure Bill 1769 [U DDX/16/138]

Correspondence, plans and extracts from Enclosure Award 1840-1844 [U DDSQ2/5/1]