Place:Lowthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesLangetorpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
Logetorpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
Loghetorpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
TypeHamlet, Civil parish
Coordinates54.018°N 0.338°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoDriffield Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the civil parish was located 1894-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Lowthorpe is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) north-east of Driffield town centre and 7 miles (11 km) south-west of Bridlington town centre.

It lies south-east of the A614 road and just north-west of the Yorkshire Coast railway line from Hull to Scarborough. Lowthorpe railway station served the village until it closed on 5 January 1970.

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Historically, Lowthorpe was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Dickering. From 1894 until 1935, Lowthorpe was located in Driffield Rural District. In 1935 the civil parishes of Lowthorpe, Ruston Parva and Harpham merged to make one civil parish under the name Harpham.

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 Lowthorpe. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Lowthorpe provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Lowthorpe.
  • 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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