Post Office Directory North and East Ridings of Yorkshire: 1857

Bubwith is a large village, township and parish, in the liberty of St. Peter, Howden Union, and East Riding; it is situated 6 miles north-west from Howden, and 5½ from Selby, on the Selby and Market Weighton railway. There is a station here. It is also situate upon the east side of the river Derwent, and has a spacious wharf. The church of All Saints' is a handsome stone building, and stands on an eminence, and has a square embattled tower and 5 bells; in the interior are three aisles, nave, chancel, font, and many handsome mural monuments and helmets, &c., belonging to the Vavasour family; the nave and chancel are divided by an elaborately worked screen. The living is a vicarage, worth £102, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor and the Dean and Chapter of York, alternately; the Rev. William Wilkinson, M. A., is the vicar. There are chapels for Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists; also a school for boys and girls, and a Sunday school. This parish contains the following six townships; viz., Breighton, Foggathorpe, Gribthorpe, Willitoft, Harlethorpe, and Spaldington. There is a corn market held here every Wednesday. In 1798 a handsome bridge of 10 arches was built over the Derwent, at an outlay of about £2,000. Nicholas de Bubwith, Bishop of Bath and Wells, was born here. The population of the township, in 1851, was 583; the acreage is 1,420. The soil is clayey, and the subsoil clay. The chief crops are wheat, oats, barley and potatoes. There are several charities. The railway station is a quarter of a mile from the village.

BREIGHTON-WITH-GUNBY is a village and township in Bubwith parish, Holme Beacon division of Harthill wapentake, union of Howden, in the East Riding, distant 5 miles north-west from Howden, and 1 south from Bubwith station, on the Selby and Market Weighton railway. The population, in 1851, was 193. The acreage is 2030, including Gunby and Waterloo, which are farms. Gunby was presented by William the Norman to Gilbert Tison, his standard bearer, who took the name of De Gunneby, and whose posterity lived here for amny generations. the chief crops are wheat, oats and potatoes. The archbishop of York is lord of the manor.

FOGGATHORPE is a village and township in the parish of Bubwith and union of Howden, East Riding; it is distant 6 miles north from Howden. The population, in 1851, was 97; the acreage is 1,590. There is a chapel here for Wesleyans. At the time of William the Norman this place was presented to his standard-bearer, and was then denominated Fulcathorpe.

GRIBTHORPE and WILLITOFT are two townships in the parish of Bubwith, distant 5 miles north from Howden, in Howden union, and in the East Riding. Willitoft, formerly the residence of the Vavasour family, is 1 mile westward of Gribthorpe. The population, in 1851, was 33; the acreage is 1,700. Colonel Wyndham is chief landowner and lord of the manor. The population of Gribthorpe is 52.

SPALDINGTON is a village and township in Bubwith parish, distant 4 miles north, in the union of Howden, and in the East Riding. There is a Dissenting chapel here. The population, in 1851, was 328; the acreage is 3,385.

SPALDINGTON OUTSIDES is 1 mile westward. The soil is clayey, and subsoil clay. The chief crops are wheat, oats, and potatoes. There is a school for boys and girls at Spaldington Outsides.

HARLETHORPE is a township of Bubwith, with a population of 78, and 520 acres.

Chaplin Mr. William
Hepton Mr. Edward
Hepton Mrs. Elizabeth
Hunter Miss
Musgrave Mrs
Newstead George, esq
Stubbins Mr. John
Wilkinson Rev. William, M.A.

Aske Robert, wheelwright
Aske Thomas, road surveyor
Blacker Robert, farmer
Blanshard Richd. Raimes, wine and spirit merchant, brewer, maltster & farmer
Boldan Rober, grocer, draper, druggist & postmaster
Brabbs James, carrier
Bramley Charles, Cross Keys, shopkeeper & grocer
Brown John, grocer
Brownbridge John, corn merchant & farmer
Calvert William, miller
Caukill John, tailor & woollendraper
Caukill William, butcher
Dove John, bricklayer
Dudding John, plumber & glazier
Elton John, clockmaker
Elwood Thomas, shoemaker
Empson William, saddler
Gilyeat John, tailor & woollendraper
Glennan Timothy, station master
Gowthorpe James, corn & potato merchant
Harris John, farmer
Harrison James, tailor
Haton John, smith
Hayton Thomas, smith
Howden William, miller
Howdle William J. miller
Hunt Thomas, gardener
Leckonby George, smith
Marsh James, wood merchant
Maud Nicholas, carpenter & wheelwright
Newstead George, surgeon, & registrar of births, deaths & marriages
Nicholson George, New Inn
Palmer Mary (Mrs.), coal merchant & shopkeeper
Patrick Joseph, brick & tile maker
Pottage William, farmer, and deputy registrar of births, deaths & marriages
Pratt Thomas, farmer
Reed James, bricklayer
Richardson John, saddler
Richardson Philip, shoemaker
Ross John, plumber & glazier
Ross Thomas, schoolmaster & parish clerk
Ruckliedge William, farmer
Sanderson William, Queen's Arms
Simpson John, farmer
Smith Ann (Mrs.), grocer, draper & shopkeeper
Smith Geo. grocer, draper & shoemaker
Taylor Joesph, farmer
Thompson Charles, shoemaker
Turner Robert, butcher
Turner Thomas, White Swan
Waterworth William, butcher
Watson Wm. Anchor, & coal merchant

Brigham John, Ferry House
Burtt Jonathan, farmer, Gunby
Carr, Joseph, farmer
Hall, samuel, farmer
Hepton Alfred, farmer
Heuse Thomas, farmer
House William, farmer
Howden Edward, smith
Lumb William, farmer
Martin Hannah (Mrs), farmer
Middlesbrook James, farmer
Morley Joseph, farmer
Powell Joseph, farmer
Scaife William, shoemaker
Ward Luke, wheelwright
Letters through Howden

Eland John (Mrs.), farmer
Harebell --, farmer
Jenkins William, farmer

Hodgson John, farmer
Mitchell William, farmer

Ponder John, farmer
Stephenson Robert, farmer

Letters through Howden

Gudger Wm. Red Lion & wheelwright
Lavarack Thomas, farmer
Massey William, farmer
Mosley William, farmer
Morton William, smith
Ripley George, farmer

Goldthorpe Robert, esq. New Hall

Bell Thomas, miller
Blanshard Esther (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Chapman Edward, farmer, Outsides
Dove Mary (Mrs.), Plough
Dowson Richard, farmer & shoemaker
Featherstone Robert, butcher & farmer
Foster Charles, farmer
Gelder Edward, farmer, Outsides
Gilyeat James, tailor
Graspy George, farmer, Outsides
Harrison John, wheelwright, Outsides
Huddleston John, farmer
Moor William, shopkeeper
Pettinger George, farmer
Pettinger Henry, farmer
Pettinger Henry, farmer, Outsides
Plummer --, schoolmaster, Outsides
Precious John, farmer
Ray Robert, wheelwright
Smith John, farmer, Outsides
Snowden John, smith
Sykes Richard, farmer
Thompson William, farmer
Wright Leonard, farmer, Outsides

Letters through Howden

POST OFFICE. - Robert Boldan, postmaster. Letters are received through Howden at 9 a.m.; dispatched at 3 p.m. Money orders are granted & paid at this office.

CARRIERS - Hull & Selby railway company.