Thorganby, North Yorkshire

Last updated

Thorganby
Thorganby village street.jpg
Main street, Thorganby
North Yorkshire UK location map.svg
Red pog.svg
Thorganby
Location within North Yorkshire
Population330 (2011 census) [1]
OS grid reference SE492749
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YORK
Postcode district YO19
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°52′10″N0°57′03″W / 53.86947°N 0.95075°W / 53.86947; -0.95075 Coordinates: 53°52′10″N0°57′03″W / 53.86947°N 0.95075°W / 53.86947; -0.95075

Thorganby is a small village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. It was historically part of the East Riding of Yorkshire until 1974. It is situated 3 miles (4.8 km) from the village of Wheldrake. According to the 2011 census the village had 330 residents. Children in the village attend Wheldrake with Thorganby C of E (Aided) Primary School, located in Wheldrake.

Contents

History

The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Torgrembi and was listed as belonging to Ralph Paynel, the lord in chief of the area. [2] Thorganby derives from a personal name Thorgrim and the Old Norse , meaning farmstead or village. [3]

St. Helens Church St. Helens Church - geograph.org.uk - 271721.jpg
St. Helens Church

A church is first recorded in 1228, when the advowson was appointed to Robert de Meynell. [4] However, the present structure, the Church of St Helen, which is a grade I listed building, dates from the 15th century. [5] The church is in the ecclesiastical parish of Thorganby, which is in the Diocese of York. [6]

The village is in the Selby District of North Yorkshire, but was previously in the Ouse and Derwent Wapentake of the East Riding of Yorkshire. [7] [8] [9] The village is on the west bank of the River Derwent [10] and is across the river from the Lower Derwent National Nature Reserve. [11]

The nearest railway station in the 19th century was Escrick, some 5 miles (8 km) to the west. [12] However, in 1913, Thorganby gained its own station on the newly opened Derwent Valley Light Railway, which provided a link between York and Selby. [13] The station closed in 1926 to passengers, but remained open until 1964 for goods traffic. [14]

In the 2001 census, the parish had 241 residents, [15] and increasing by the 2011 census to 330. [1] In 2015, North Yorkshire County Council estimated the population to have risen again to 350. [16]

Film star Robert Redford visited a pub in the village with friends in March 2011 while in the UK to promote the Sundance London Film Festival. [17]

Related Research Articles

Fulford, North Yorkshire Village and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England

Fulford is a historic village and civil parish on the outskirts of York, England. Two miles (3 km) to the south of the city, on the east bank of the River Ouse, it was the site of the 11th century Battle of Fulford. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 2,785.

Selby District District in North Yorkshire, England

Selby District is a local government district of North Yorkshire, England. The local authority, Selby District Council, is based in the town of Selby and provides services to an area which includes Tadcaster and a host of villages. The Local Authority had a population of 83,449 at the 2011 Census. It is the southern most district of North Yorkshire, and it borders the City of York, a unitary authority, the districts of the City of Leeds and the City of Wakefield, in West Yorkshire, the town of Doncaster, in South Yorkshire, the ceremonial county of the East Riding of Yorkshire, and the Borough of Harrogate.

Wheldrake Village and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England

Wheldrake is a village and civil parish located 7 miles (11 km) south-east of York. Administratively it is in the unitary authority of the City of York in North Yorkshire, England. Historically, it was part of the East Riding of Yorkshire. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 1,909, increasing to 2,107 at the 2011 Census.

Wressle Village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Wressle is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, lying on the eastern bank of the River Derwent approximately 3 miles (5 km) north-west of Howden.

Barlby Village in North Yorkshire, England

Barlby is a linear village in North Yorkshire, England. It is situated 2 miles (3 km) to the north-east of the market town of Selby, and is bordered to the west by the River Ouse and to the east by the A19 Barlby bypass. Across the bypass is Barlby's smaller sister village, Osgodby with which it forms the civil parish of Barlby with Osgodby.

Barmby Moor Village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Barmby Moor is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of Pocklington. It lies north of the A1079 road where it is met by the B1246 road that passes through the village.

Barmby on the Marsh Village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Barmby on the Marsh is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) west of the market town of Howden. It lies on the east bank of the River Ouse, near its confluence with the River Derwent.

Beal, North Yorkshire Village and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England

Beal is a village and civil parish in the District of Selby in North Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the River Aire, 3.5 miles (6 km) north-east of Knottingley, 8 miles (13 km) south-west of Selby, and 21 miles (34 km) south of York. The parish includes the village of Kellingley, and borders the City of Wakefield in West Yorkshire. At the 2001 census it had a population of 720, increasing to 738 at the 2011 census.

Bubwith Village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Bubwith is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The village is situated about 6 miles (10 km) north-east of Selby, and 7 miles (11 km) north of Goole. It is situated on the east bank of the River Derwent, west of which is the Selby district of North Yorkshire. It lies on the A163 road.

Osgodby, Selby Village and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England

Osgodby is a village in the Selby District of North Yorkshire, England, 2 miles (3.2 km) from Selby.

Naburn Village and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England

Naburn is a small village and civil parish in the unitary authority of the City of York in North Yorkshire, England. It lies on the eastern side of the River Ouse about 4 miles (6.4 km) south of York. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 470, increasing to 516 at the 2011 census. It was historically part of the East Riding of Yorkshire until 1974. Between 1974 and 1996 it had been part of the Selby district.

Sutton upon Derwent Village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Sutton upon Derwent is a small village and civil parish on the River Derwent in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, approximately 8 miles (13 km) to the south-east of York, and less than a mile from the larger village of Elvington, which unlike Sutton, is included in the City of York boundary.

Hemingbrough Village and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England

Hemingbrough is a small village and civil parish in the Selby District of North Yorkshire, England that is located approximately 5 miles (8 km) from Selby and 4 miles (6.4 km) from Howden on the A63. The village has a 12th-century former collegiate church, a Methodist chapel and shops. The village also has a primary school and nursery as well as a playing field for the local children. The surrounding area makes up part of the Humberhead Levels and is flat land mainly used for mixed agriculture. It is thought that from this village came Walter of Hemingbrough, one of Britain's early chroniclers. Writing in the 14th century, he gave us a history beginning with the Norman conquest, now in the British Museum.

North Duffield Village and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England

North Duffield is a village and civil parish in the Selby District of North Yorkshire, England. It was historically part of the East Riding of Yorkshire until 1974. It lies about 4 miles (7 km) north-east of Selby on the A163 road from Selby to Market Weighton. The River Derwent forms the eastern boundary of the parish. It has an area of around 10,080 acres (4,081 ha). There are approximately 1,800 residents in the village, the majority of whom are aged between 30 and 50 years. The population at the 2011 Census was 1,317.

North Stainley Village and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England

North Stainley is a village in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Ripon. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is the closest settlement to the theme park Lightwater Valley which is 0.62 miles (1 km) to the south.

Moor Monkton Village and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England

Moor Monkton is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the River Nidd and 7 miles (11 km) north-west from York city centre. At the 2001 Census, the population of the village was 298, which had risen to 348 at the 2011 Census. The population was estimated to have risen again to 370 by 2015.

Stillingfleet Village and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England

Stillingfleet is a village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. It was historically part of the East Riding of Yorkshire until 1974. It is about 6 miles (10 km) south of York and nearby settlements include Acaster Selby, Naburn and Appleton Roebuck.

Cliffe, Selby Village and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England

Cliffe is a small village and civil parish in the Selby District of North Yorkshire, England. Until 1974 it was in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Skipwith Village and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England

Skipwith is a village and civil parish about 4 miles (6.4 km) north-east of Selby in the Selby District of North Yorkshire, England. Until the 1974 local government reorganisation Skipwith was part of the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Kelfield, North Yorkshire Human settlement in England

Kelfield is a small village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. It was historically part of the East Riding of Yorkshire until 1974.

References

  1. 1 2 UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Thorganby Parish (E04007775)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics . Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  2. "Thorganby | Domesday Book". opendomesday.org. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  3. Ekwall, Eilert (1960). The concise Oxford dictionary of English place-names (4 ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 466. ISBN   0-19-869103-3.
  4. "Thorganby | British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  5. Historic England. "Church of St Helen  (Grade I) (1148469)". National Heritage List for England . Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  6. "Church of St Helen". www.achurchnearyou.com. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  7. "History of Thorganby, in Selby and East Riding | Map and description". www.visionofbritain.org.uk. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  8. "Thorganby, North Yorkshire, England - Borthwick Catalogue". borthcat.york.ac.uk. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  9. "Ouse and Derwent Wapentake | British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  10. "290" (Map). York. 1:25,000. Explorer. Ordnance Survey. 2015. ISBN   9780319244876.
  11. "Lower Derwent Valley | Yorkshire Wildlife Trust". www.ywt.org.uk. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  12. "Genuki: THORGANBY: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1892., Yorkshire (East Riding)". www.genuki.org.uk. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  13. Suggitt, Gordon (2007). Lost railways of North and East Yorkshire. Newbury: Countryside Books. p. 127. ISBN   978-1-85306-918-5.
  14. Young, Alan (2015). Lost Stations of Yorkshire; the North and East Ridings. Kettering: Silver Link. p. 111. ISBN   978-1-85794-453-2.
  15. UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Thorganby Parish (36UH078)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics . Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  16. "2015 Population Estimates Parishes" (PDF). northyorks.gov.uk. December 2016. p. 18. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  17. "Film star Robert Redford in Thorganby village pub". BBC News. 17 March 2011. Retrieved 2 July 2020.