Place:Gowdall, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesGowdallsource: from redirect
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.694°N 1.059°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoSnaith, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a chapelry
Osgoldcross Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake of which it was part
Goole Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Boothferry District, Humberside, Englanddistrict municipality 1974-1996
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Gowdall is a village and civil parish since 1996 in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the town of Snaith, 1 mile to the north of the M62 motorway and the A645 road, and just south of the River Aire.

According to the 2011 UK Census, Gowdall parish had a population of 356, an increase on the 2001 UK Census figure of 318.

Originally Gowdall was a chapelry in the ancient parish of Snaith in the Osgoldcross Wapentake of the West Riding of Yorkshire.

The parish was part of the Goole Rural District from 1894 to 1974, then in Boothferry District of Humberside until 1996.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Gowdall. GENUKI has a Snaith supplementary page to cover a number of smaller places within the parish. It gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Snaith also includes a section on Gowdall.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Gowdall.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to three maps for the Goole Rural District, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey. These maps expand to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding 1888. The "Sanitary Districts (which preceded the rural districts) for the whole of the West Riding.
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding South 1900. This map is not equivalent to maps for other parts of the country at this time period and does not show parish boundaries. However, Goole Rural District is clearly shown. It is at the extreme right of the map and much wider than it is long.
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the whole of the West Riding after the revisions of 1935. This map does show the civil parish boundaries.

Remember that the entire rural district became part of Humberside 1974-1996, but on the abolition of Humberside, some parishes joined Lincolnshire while others joined the East Riding of Yorkshire. This fact is covered on a parish by parish basis.