Welcome to the Parish of Hemingbrough Historical Heritage Society

The Society was set up to raise awareness of the history and heritage of the ancient parish of Hemingbrough. The ancient parish includes the villages of Cliffe, Osgodby, Barlby, several hamlets in the area and the village of Hemingbrough itself. The aim of the society is to improve the environment of the village and surrounding areas by providing attractive community facilities and preserving our history and heritage. Take a look through our website to discover more about the history of the parish. If you would like to contribute please visit our contact us page or if you would like to make a donation towards the Society and its projects click here. We hope you enjoy this website. 

People of Interest

Find out about people who lived in the Parish over the last 100 years.

meet them now

Buildings of the Past

View buildings from a bygone era up to the modern day

Can you locate them?

View the Artifacts

Take a look through the Parish Artifacts dating back to the 1600s

See for yourself


The History and Memories of BOCM Selby

Compiled by the Parish of Hemingbrough Historical/Heritage Society. 
Funded by Heritage Lottery  

Available at the following places:
Selby Library   -   Barlby Library
Selby District Association of Voluntary Service, 
Community House, Portholme Road, Selby

Or email us by visiting the contact us page.

Book Price £9.99
All proceeds towards preserving the heritage of the ancient Parish of Hemingbrough.


Archbishop SentamuThe Society were delighted and privileged that the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu included the Memorial Garden in his six months Pilgrimage of Prayer and Blessing throughout the Diocese of York, on Saturday 16th April.


To see more pictures visit the latest news page.

The Society wish to thank the following for their invaluable support, donations and grants.