The longships approach the village of Riccall, a journey of 67 miles after entering the Humber estuary. Towns and villages along route were many. Olaf departed from the port of Ravenser at the mouth of the Humber after their defeat at Stamford bridge. Further up river they passed Hessle, later owned by Ilbert de Lacy. Drax and Barlby were owned by Merleswein the Sheriff before the conquest. Merleswein was custodian of Northern England and sheriff of Lincoln, Brough, a town we now associate with Dick Turpin. Hemingbrough, formerly owned by Earl Tostig and passed on to the Bishop of Durham in 1086 and Selby, the birthplace of Henry I.