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Barrow-upon-Humber

Barrow-upon-Humber is a village located about 3 miles east of Barton-upon-Humber. The word Barrow from its name means wood or grove. Thus the whole name can be translated into the meaning “the wood or grove by the River Humber”.

An old building from Barrow upon Humber.

The whole village is characterized by buildings of the 18th and 19th century styles and origin. Examples of these buildings include the Down Hall, Forester’s Hall, Barrow Hall, and West Cote Farms.

Signs of settlements in the village during the Bronze Age were proved true by boats excavated in the area. There is also a monastery which can be traced back to the Anglo Saxon era. Stories say that the site of site of the monastery is the land labeled as Ad Barvae (at the wood) given by King Wulfhere to Caedda (St. Chad) in the 7th century.

Water became available through blow wells known as Cadwell (short for Caedda Wells). There are many freshwater springs in the area, one of which is known as Beck and provides water to the local stream.

The Barrow has quite a link to history in the presence of a church famously known as the Holy Trinity Church of England, which was located at the hilltop area of the village. There is also a marketplace and a village hall located at the eastern side of the lower High Street, which was once used as a cinema.

For education, the village has a school known as the John Harrison Church of England Primary School located at North Street. Other noteworthy places to mention when it comes to the Barrow are the limestone quarry located at the south side of the village and Thornton Abbey 2 miles to the south.

Barrow-upon-Humber has quite a lot of places to visit for when it comes to site seeing or research. Examples of these old sites are the Papist Hall and Holy Trinity Church.

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