UK Genealogy Archives logo

Thwing, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Thwing, a village and a parish in E.R. Yorkshire, 6 miles SW by S of Hunmanby railway station, and 9 W by N of Bridlington. There is a post office under Hunmanby (R.S.O.); money order office, Foxholes; telegraph office, Hunmanby. Acreage, 4026; population, 367. The parish contains the hamlets of Octon and Grange. The manor belongs to Lord. Londesborough. An aerolite, 56 Ibs. in weight, fell in 1795 on a spot now marked by an obelisk erected in 1799. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; net value, .6550 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is an ancient building in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, S porch, and an embattled western tower, and contains several stained windows. There are Wesleyan. and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Ecclesiastical parishThwing All Saints 
Poor Law unionBridlington 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

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


Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Thwing from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Thwing 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