Gowdall shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
|Population||356 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|– London||155 mi (249 km) SSE|
|Unitary authority||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Ceremonial county||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||Brigg and Goole|
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.
In the year 2000 the village was severely flooded, and made national news.
Each October, Gowdall residents host a 'Scarecrow and Pumpkin Festival'.
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"). The village was not mentioned in the Domesday Book but was recorded as Goldale sometime in the 12th century.
- "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Gowdall CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
- "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Gowdall CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 May 2008.
- Wainwright, Martin (23 November 2000). "Wet and forlorn, a village's misery continues". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
- "Fantastic day out". Goole Courier. Johnston Press Digital Publishing. 1 November 2007. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
- 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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