A long and fascinating history

Brough-on-Humber more commonly referred to as Brough has a rich history stretching back 2,000 years. The town was the capital of the Celtic Parisi tribe until the Roman invasion when it became known as Petuaria, it was a significant settlement situated on the Humber Estuary and served as an important administrative and trading centre, with connections to other Roman towns and cities in Britain. Brough was home to a Roman fort that guarded the strategic entrance to the Humber Estuary. The fort, known as Petuaria Humber Fort, was established to protect Roman interests in the region and control the trade route along the River Humber. The nearby port facilitated the movement of goods and people, further enhancing Brough’s importance during this period.

After the decline of Roman rule, Brough fell under the influence of the Anglo-Saxons and later the Vikings. The area was part of the Danelaw, a region in England under Viking control. Viking influence is evident in place names and local archaeological discoveries.

In recent years, Brough has experienced significant development and expansion. The town has become a desirable residential area due to its proximity to Hull and other major towns, as well as its amenities and transport links.