South Ferriby is a village and a parish in the far north of Lincolnshire, on the south bank of the River Humber. North Ferriby is in Yorkshire on the other side of the river. Horkstow parish lies to the south. The parish covers almost 1,600 acres. Ferriby Sluice is a hamlet in this parish, about one mile west of South Ferriby. Read's Island sits in the Humber, just off shore, where the Weir Dike empties into the River Humber. The Humber here is about 4 miles wide.
If you are planning a visit:
- Pick up a copy of "Guide and handbook to Winteringham and district" by Charles Edwin TRIMMER, ISBN B0000-EF3E0, publ. Jackson & Sons.
- Or try this book; "South Ferriby - A 4000 year old Odyssey" by Pauline HEATHERSHAW. It gives details of the parish history and the school headmasters through the ages.
- Gerald ENGLAND has a photograph of Read's Island on Geo-graph, taken in 1981. As you can see, the island is quite flat and often inundated by tidal surges.
- By automobile, take the A15 motorway north from Barnetby le Wold and turn left (west) at the A1077 trunk road. South Ferriby village is on the A155 west of Revesby and east of Tumby.
- See our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of South Ferriby which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which South Ferriby has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE988210 (Lat/Lon: 53.676578, -0.5058), South Ferriby which are provided by: