Gowdall

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Gowdall
Gowdall is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Gowdall
Gowdall
 Gowdall shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 356 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE622223
   – London 155 mi (249 km)  SSE
Civil parish Gowdall
Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Ceremonial county East Riding of Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GOOLE
Postcode district DN14
Dialling code 01405
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Brigg and Goole
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire

Coordinates: 53°41′39″N 1°03′31″W / 53.694117°N 1.058651°W / 53.694117; -1.058651

Gowdall is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the town of Snaith, 1 mile to the north of the M62 motorway and the A645 road, and just south of the River Aire.

Main Street, Gowdall

According to the 2011 UK Census, Gowdall parish had a population of 356,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK Census figure of 318.[2]

The parish was part of the Goole Rural District in the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1894 to 1974, then in Boothferry district of Humberside until 1996.

In the year 2000 the village was severely flooded, and made national news.[3]

Each October, Gowdall residents host a 'Scarecrow and Pumpkin Festival'.[4]

Toponymy[edit]

The name "Gowdall" originates from Old English. It translates as "Nook of land where marigolds grow", and is composed of the elements golde ("marigold") and halh ("nook of land").[5] The village was not mentioned in the Domesday Book but was recorded as Goldale sometime in the 12th century.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Gowdall CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Gowdall CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 May 2008. 
  3. ^ Wainwright, Martin (23 November 2000). "Wet and forlorn, a village's misery continues". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Fantastic day out". Goole Courier. Johnston Press Digital Publishing. 1 November 2007. Retrieved 8 February 2010. 
  5. ^ Mills, Anthony David (2003); A Dictionary of British Place Names, Oxford University Press, revised edition (2011), p. 211. ISBN 019960908X
  • Gazetteer – A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 6. 

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