Danthorpe

DANTHORPE, a township, in the parish of Humbleton, union of Skirlaugh, Middle division of the wapentake of Holderness, E. riding of York, 10½ miles (E. N. E) from Hull; containing 43 inhabitants. This place, in Domesday book called Danetorp, was at an early period the property of a family of the same name; the Wrights and Thorps afterwards possessed it, and in 1753 it passed to the Countess of Coventry. St. John's College, Cambridge, has an estate of above 100 acres. The entire township comprises about 720 acres.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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