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Stamford Bridge
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Village Centre
Stamford Bridge is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Stamford Bridge
Stamford Bridge
Population 3,528 (2011 census)
OS grid reference SE710550
Civil parish
  • Stamford Bridge
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YORK
Postcode district YO41
Dialling code 01759
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
  • East Yorkshire
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53°59′20″N 0°54′45″W / 53.989000°N 0.912544°W / 53.989000; -0.912544

Stamford Bridge is a village on the River Derwent, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, in Great Britain. It is about 7 miles (11 km) east of York and 18 miles (29 km) north of Selby.


The village sits on an old river crossing over the Derwent river. The Romans established a fort here about 70 AD. Later a settlement of the same name was here. The Battle of Stamford Bridge was fought here on 25 September 1066. The battle marked the end of the Viking era in England.

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This Stone was erected to remember the Battle of Stamford Bridge when King Harold of England defeated his brother Tostig and King Hadraada of Norway on 25 September 1066.

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