Stamford Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire
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.
- Thomas Langdale, A Topographical Dictionary of Yorkshire (Northallerton: J. Langdale, 1809), p. 196
- David Clark, Battlefield Walks in Yorkshire (Wilmslow: Sigma Leisure, 2002), p. 10