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South Ferriby Historic Background

South Ferriby has a fascinating history and this page should help you explore this. The location of the village, just where the Wolds meet the Humber has meant that since prehistoric times it has had a strategic importance.

The name of course correctly suggests it was a ferry terminal and in fact ferries ran from Feriby Sluice until the first World War.

Humber Keels and Sloops

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Please click the image above to view the gallery.

All photographs kindly provided by the
Humber Keel and Sloop Preservation Society.

South Ferriby Publications

We are very fortunate in having in the village a number of enthusiastic historians and extracts from their publications and photograph collections will be appearing here shortly.

Copies of the parish registers are held on microfiche at Scunthorpe Library and cover Baptisms 1538 to 1911, Burials 1618 to 1991, and Marriages 1639 to 1971.

Historic Map of South Ferriby

Historic Map of South Ferriby

This historic map has been supplied by
Click here to view a large version of the map (PDF format).

and database right Crown copyright and Landmark Information Group Ltd (All rights reserved 2006)

The large version of the map is in PDF format and is 612kb approx. If you do not have a PDF reader you can download one for free at: Adobe Acrobat Reader

History Notice Board

If you have a comment for the History Notice Board, please contact the clerk on 01652 618617 or by email