Brandsby Cum Stearsby

Parish Council

Welcome to the website of Brandsby Cum Stearsby Parish Council. Here you will find minutes of previous meetings and financial reports as well as the date and agenda for the next meeting.
Village residents are always welcome at Parish Council meetings which are held in the village Hall.

If you want to be notified of the next Parish Council meeting or if you want any issue on the Agenda please email the clerk Nigel Knapton on

The former district and county councils have been integrated into the new Unitary Council. Their webpage is: which has links to all of the services they provide.


This parish, written also Bransby, is situated among the Howardian hills, and comprises an area of 3,048 acres, chiefly the property of Hugh Charles Fairfax Cholmeley, Esq.

The soil, which varies in different situations, is rich in the vale and light on the hills. The scenery, in many places, is beautiful and picturesque. Good limestone is quarried for building and other purposes. There are no dependent townships; rateable value, £3,214, and population, 300.


Steresby village or Stearsby village and estate formerly belonged to a family named Bridesale or Birdsall, one of whom, Robert de Bridesale, gave two carucates of land in Steresby to the Abbey of St. Mary’s York; and another member of the family was sheriff of York in 1383.

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