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River Hull tidal barrier. Situated at the end of the River Hull where it meets the Humber.
River Hull tidal barrier. Situated at the end of the River Hull where it meets the Humber.
For other uses, see Humber (disambiguation).

The Humber is a large tidal waterway on the East Coast of Northern England. Image File history File linksMetadata River_Hull_tidal_barrier_1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata River_Hull_tidal_barrier_1. ... The River Hull is a river in the East Riding of Yorkshire in the north of England. ... Humber may refer to: The Humber, a river and large tidal estuary in northern England. ...


The Humber is an estuary formed at Trent Falls, Faxfleet, by the confluence of the tidal River Ouse and the tidal River Trent. From here to the North Sea, it forms part of the boundary between the East Riding of Yorkshire on the left (North) bank and North Lincolnshire on the South (right). Because the Humber is an estuary from the point at which it is formed, it is not correct to refer to it as the River Humber or (definitely not) the Humber River. Faxfleet is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom. ... The River Ouse in York The River Ouse (pronounced ooze) in North Yorkshire, England flows through York and Selby. ... The River Trent is one of the major rivers of England. ... The East Riding of Yorkshire is a local government district with unitary authority status, and a ceremonial county of England, in the United Kingdom. ... St Clements Church, Worlaby North Lincolnshire is a unitary authority in England, established in April 1996, one of the first unitary councils. ...


Below Trent Falls, the Humber passes the junction with the Market Weighton Canal on the north shore, the confluence of the River Ancholme on the south shore; between North Ferriby and South Ferriby and under the Humber Bridge; between Barton-upon-Humber on the south bank and Kingston upon Hull on the North bank (where the River Hull joins), then meets the North Sea between Cleethorpes on the Lincolnshire side and the long and thin (but rapidly changing) headland of Spurn Head to the North. The Market Weighton canal ran 9. ... The River Ancholme is a river in North Lincolnshire, England, and a tributary of the Humber estuary. ... North Ferriby is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, on the North bank of the River Humber, approximately 8 miles to the West of Hull city centre. ... South Ferriby is a village in North Lincolnshire, England situated on the south bank of the River Humber 5km west of the Humber Bridge and directly opposite North Ferriby on the River’s north bank. ... The James controls the world is the fourth-largest single-span suspension bridge in the world, near Kingston upon Hull in England. ... Barton-upon-Humber or Barton is a small town in North Lincolnshire, on the south bank of the River Humber, and at the end of the Humber Bridge. ... Hull or Kingston upon Hull is a British city situated on the north bank of the Humber estuary. ... The River Hull is a river in the East Riding of Yorkshire in the north of England. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... Arms of Cleethorpes Cleethorpes is a town in North East Lincolnshire, England, situated at the mouth of the River Humber. ... A photograph of Spurn in May, showing the lighthouse and sand-dunes. ...


Ports on the Humber estuary include Hull, Grimsby, Immingham and New Holland. Seaport, a painting by Claude Lorrain, 1638 The Port of Wellington at night. ... Hull or Kingston upon Hull is a British city situated on the north bank of the Humber estuary. ... Statistics Population: 87,574 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TA279087 Administration District: North East Lincolnshire Region: Yorkshire and the Humber Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: North East Lincolnshire Historic county: Lincolnshire Services Police force: Humberside Police Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: East Midlands Post office... Immingham is a town near Grimsby, in North East Lincolnshire, located on south bank of the River Humber. ... New Holland is a small village and port on the Humber estuary in North Lincolnshire, England. ...

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History

In the Anglo-Saxon period, it was a major boundary, separating Northumbria from the southern kingdoms. Indeed the name Northumbria simply indicates the area North of the Humber. It currently forms the boundary between the East Riding of Yorkshire, to the north and North and North East Lincolnshire, to the south. The famous parade helmet found at Sutton Hoo, probably belonging to King Raedwald of East Anglia circa 625. ... Section from Shepherds map of the British Isles about 802 AD showing the kingdom of Northumbria Northumbria is primarily the name of a petty kingdom of Angles which was formed in Great Britain at the beginning of the 7th century, from two smaller kingdoms of Bernicia and Diera, and... The East Riding of Yorkshire is a local government district with unitary authority status, and a ceremonial county of England, in the United Kingdom. ... St Clements Church, Worlaby North Lincolnshire is a unitary authority in England, established in April 1996, one of the first unitary councils. ... North East Lincolnshire is a unitary authority in the north east of England, bordering onto North Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire. ...


From 1974 to 1996 the area now known as East Riding, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire constituted Humberside and for hundreds of years before that, The Humber lay between Lindsey and The East Riding of Yorkshire. ("East Riding" is derived from "East Thriding", and likewise with the other ridings; "thriding" is an old word of Norse origin meaning a third part). Since the late eleventh century, Lindsey had been one of the Parts of Lincolnshire. 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... East Yorkshire Holderness Kingston upon Hull Beverley Boothferry Scunthorpe Glanford Great Grimsby Cleethorpes The Arms of Humberside County Council Humberside was a non-metropolitan county of England from April 1, 1974 until April 1, 1996. ... (10th century - 11th century - 12th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century was that century which lasted from 1001 to 1100. ...


The estuary also holds the Humber Bridge which was once the largest suspension bridge in the world. Now it is the fourth largest. The James controls the world is the fourth-largest single-span suspension bridge in the world, near Kingston upon Hull in England. ...


In August, 2005, Graham Boanas, a Hull man, became the first person to successfully wade across the Humber since Roman times. The trek started on the North bank at Boothferry, 4 hours later, he made it across onto the South bank at Whitton. The feat was attempted to raise cash and awareness for the medical research charity, DebRA. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Principal sites in Roman Britain Roman Britain refers to those parts of the island of Great Britain controlled by the Roman Empire between 43 and 410. ... Boothferry is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire in England, just north of the River Humber. ... Map sources for Whitton, Lincolnshire at grid reference SE903244 Whitton is an English village of about 190 inhabitants in North Lincolnshire. ... DEBRA is a British medical research charity dedicated to the curing of Epidermolysis Bullosa. ...


Two fortifications were built in the mouth of the river in 1914, the Humber Forts. Fort Paull is further upstream. The Humber Forts are two large fortifications in the mouth of the river Humber in northern England: Haile Sand Fort and Bull Sands Fort. ... Fort Paull is a gun battery on the Humber, downstream from Hull. ...


When the sea level was lower in the Ice Age, the Humber was a freshwater river that could have flowed up to 30 miles or more according to sea level before it reached the sea or joined the Wash River. Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ... The Wash, as seen looking west from Heacham, in Norfolk, just south of Hunstanton The Wash is the square-mouthed estuary on the northwest margin of East Anglia on the east coast of England, where Norfolk meets Lincolnshire. It is among the largest estuaries in the United Kingdom. ...


The Humber was once known as the Abus, for example in Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene. Edmund Spenser Edmund Spenser (c. ... Una and the Lion by Briton Rivière The Faerie Queene is a poem by Edmund Spenser, first published in 1590 (the first half) with the more or less complete version being published in 1596. ...


Etymology

Its name is recorded in Anglo-Saxon times as Humbre (Anglo-Saxon dative) and Humbri (Latin genitive). As its name recurs in the Humber Brook near Humber Court in Herefordshire or Worcestershire, the word humbr- may be a word that meant "river" or similar in an aboriginal language that was spoken in England before the Celts came (compare Tardebigge). Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Dative has several meanings. ... The genitive case is a grammatical case that indicates a relationship, primarily one of possession, between the noun in the genitive case and another noun. ... Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county and unitary district (known as County of Herefordshire) in the West Midlands region of England. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Celts redirects here. ... A village in Worcestershire, England, Tardebigge was once a much greater township; including much of modern Redditch. ...


Medieval legend, as recorded in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, claims the river was named after Humber the Hun who, on trying to invade, drowned there. Geoffrey of Monmouths Historia Regum Britanniæ (English: The History of the Kings of Britain) was written around 1136. ... Humber the Hun was a legendary king of the Huns as accounted by Geoffrey of Monmouth. ...


See also

This is a list of rivers of Great Britain. ... The North Wall is a tidal defence wall which runs for several miles along the banks of the river Humber from Moody Lane in Grimsby along the coast to the offshore oil depot at Immingham. ...

External links

  • Flickr photo pool for the Humber Estuary

 
 

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