Place:Gowthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesGheuetorpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
Guetorpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
Coordinates53.968°N 0.847°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoPocklington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the civil parish was located 1894-1974
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Gowthorpe is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) north-west of Pocklington town centre and 3 miles (4.8 km) east of the village of Stamford Bridge.

From 1886 Gowthorpe was part of the civil parish of Youlthorpe-with-Gowthorpe which was abolished on 1 April 1935 with the creation of the civil parish of Bishop Wilton. Both civil parishes were located in Pocklington Rural District.

Historically, Gowthorpe was in the ecclesiastical parish of Bishop Wilton in the wapentake of Harthill.

In 1974 most of what had been the East Riding of Yorkshire was joined with the northern part of Lincolnshire to became a new English county named Humberside. The urban and rural districts of the former counties were abolished and Humberside was divided into non-metropolitan districts. The new organization did not meet with the pleasure of the local citizenry and Humberside was wound up in 1996. The area north of the River Humber was separated into two "unitary authorities"—Kingston-upon-Hull covering the former City of Hull and its closest environs, and the less urban section which, once again, named itself the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Gowthorpe. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Bishop Wilton provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Gowthorpe.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to three maps of the East Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. These maps all blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
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