Bubwith is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The village is situated about 6 miles (10 km) north-east of Selby, and 12 miles (19 km) south-east of York. It is situated on the east bank of the River Derwent, west of which is the Selby District of North Yorkshire. It lies between Selby and Market Weighton on the A163 road.
Church Street, Bubwith
|Population||1,225 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||165 mi (266 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
The civil parish is formed by the villages of Bubwith and Breighton and the hamlets of Gunby and Willitoft. According to the 2011 UK census, Bubwith parish had a population of 1,225, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 1,104.
The ancient parish of Bubwith also covers the village of Breighton and the hamlets of Gunby and Willitoft, but its location on and crossing over the River Derwent led to its becoming the largest settlement in the area.
Though there has been a recorded river crossing since at least the year 1200, the present bridge over the Derwent, consisting of three limestone arches and several flood arches, replaced a "dangerous and inconvenient" ferry service when it was built in 1798. Crossing the bridge required a toll until 1936, with the original costs amounting to three shilling for six horses, and 10 pence for twenty head of oxen. Certain vehicles, such as funeral processions, were exempt from the toll.
The Bubwith telephone exchange has been ADSL enabled since July 2005, and became ADSL Max enabled in March 2006. It has also been enabled for 21CN, and has been accepting orders for FTTC BT Infinity since December 2013
The parish church of All Saints dates from the 12th century and is built in white Tadcaster stone. Some Norman stonework remains, but the structure dates mainly from the 13th to 15th centuries. It was restored in 1894-5 by C. Hodgson Fowler and Ewan Christian. The church was designated a Grade I listed building in 1960 and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England.
There are 6 acres (2.4 ha) of playing fields for the local cricket club and three local football clubs. The site holds three tennis courts used by the Bubwith Tennis Club. There is a licensed bar, and sports hall that runs events and weekly classes in Zumba, Tai Chi, Boxfit and Salsa. The Cyril Wiles Room is used for Pilates and Yoga and the daily Bubwith 'Under fives'. The Centre is also used by the local community for private parties and the Youth Club.
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- UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Bubwith Parish (1543504199)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
- Information notice board, car park, Bubwith Toll Bridge.
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- Media related to Bubwith at Wikimedia Commons
- "One-Place Study of the parish of Bubwith in the East Riding of Yorkshire", Bubwith.net