Just a compilation of links about the village – just to get you started. Note that these are ordered by resource not chronology. You can also browse some Images of Ebberston complied from a mix of old postcards as well as villagers’ own photos. Lots of ‘then and now’ images.
Also check out a few of our history blog posts : https://ebberstonvillage.wordpress.com/category/history/
Now called Ebberston, the village name has been spelt in a variety of ways over the centuries. Edbriztun(e) (1086), E-, JEdbri(c)hteston (1163), Edbriston (1185-95), Edbreston (1254), Ebreston(a) (1114-9), Ebriston(e) (1202).
The earliest recorded name is from the Domesday book (dated 1086) : “Edbriztune” meaning the farmstead (tun) of a man called Eadbriht/Eadbeorht (a common Old English name)
(Source: A.H. Smith 1979 The Place-names of the North Riding of Yorkshire, English Place Name Society)
British History Online entry for Ebberston
The Ebberston bomb!
Ebberston Hall (Historic England listing)
Ebberston listing in the GENUKI genealogy pages
Embanked pit alignments, linear earthworks, round barrows and cairns on Ebberston Low Moor (Historic England listing)
Search for Ebberston in the Heritage Gateway – listings and scheduled monument information
Hinderwell’s 1798 account of Ebberston
Medieval settlement to the south of Ebberston Hall (Historic England listing)
Pictures of England – Ebberston
St Marys Church (Historic England listing)
Claude Martin Bradley – Yorkshire’s “secret” Sideshow Artist
Frank Henry Mason (artist)