Barton Upon
Humber Civic Society

Welcome to the Barton upon Humber Civic Society website. In the following pages you will find more information about the activities of the Society and its values. You will also be able to keep up to date with latest news and events.

Saint Mary’s Parish Church, Barton Upon Humber


Barton Civic Society has been active in a number of areas supporting social and cultural initiatives including the provision of Heritage and Environmental projects.


Events, awards, wins, campaigns and community news across Barton upon Humber and surrounding locality. For all of our news click here.

Visit Barrow on Humber

Barrow upon Humber High Street is one of the finest in North Lincolnshire with many examples from the Georgian and early Victorian period. The streets...


Posted on Jan 20, 2021

Historic Barton upon Humber

Barton Civic Society has a new publication The Morleys of Barton 1753 – 1921 written by Helen Hayton (nee Morley). From coaching inns and ferries to medicine and liberal politics, it’s a whistle-stop tour of two centuries in Barton told through five successive generations of one family.

The author used documents donated to the Civic Society by another branch of the family bringing the photographs to life adding names and context to their place in Barton and world history. When you have finished reading the book you can find physical evidence of the family’s history in the Barton churchyards and some of the street scene that is recognisable 100 years on.
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Posted on Sep 29, 2020

Historic Barton upon Humber

Here's an interesting snippet. On this day in 1800!

Published in the Hull Advertiser and Exchange Gazette on Saturday 20 September 1800 was the following notice:

Barton-upon-Humber. To be sold by auction at the George Inn, in Barton aforesaid, on Monday the 29th of September next, between the hours five and six o'clock in the afternoon subject to conditions of sale as shall be produced.
ALL those several closes or parcels of land, part of the late West Field of Barton aforesaid, containing together 139 acres, 1 rood and 14 perches statute measure, adjoining the several roads called the Tofts Road, Horkstow Road, and Ferriby Road, and now in the several occupations of Thomas Jubb, Thomas Wressell, John Taylor, and Robert Shaw.

N. B. The Premises are tithe-free, and excellent turnip and seed land, and will be put up in convenient lots, the particulars whereof may had the office of Messrs Marris and Clarke, Barton aforesaid.

So if you live on Horkstow Road you might want to try planting a few turnips in your veg plot next year!
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Find of the week

The Ferry landing plaque at Barton Haven commemorates the ferry service that connected Barton to Hull for hundreds of years.

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