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Lowthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Lowthorpe, a village and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire, on the Hull and Scarborough railway, 4½ miles NE by E of Great Driffield. There is a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Hull. Acreage, 1961, besides 6 of water; population of the civil parish, 184; of the ecclesiastical, 324. Lowthorpe Lodge is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage, with Ruston Parva annexed, in the diocese of York; net value, £130 with residence. The church is ancient; was made collegiate in the time of Edward III. for a rector, six chaplains, and three clerks; consists now of nave and W tower, with ruined chancel; suffered damage by the fall of its roof in 1859, and has since been partially restored. The ruined chancel contains a piscina, an old brass, and two altar-tombs. The churchyard contains an old cross, said to have been brought from Kilham, and a curious monumental stone, with carvings to represent a family offspring.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Lowthorpe:


Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Lowthorpe are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following East Riding newspapers online:

CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO25
Post TownDriffield