Harpham shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
|Population||303 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|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||East Yorkshire|
Harpham is a small village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is located just south of the A614 road, approximately 5 miles (8 km) north-east of Driffield and 7 miles (11 km) south-west of Bridlington.
The civil parish is formed by the village of Harpham and the hamlets of Lowthorpe and Ruston Parva. According to the 2011 UK census, Harpham parish had a population of 303, a decline on the 2001 UK census figure of 318.
It is here that St. John of Beverley was born in the 7th century; he became the Bishop of Hexham as well as the Bishop of York. The church is dedicated to him and was designated in 1966 by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building. The Well of St. John, the local well, is named after him and is believed by many to have healing powers. The well is designated as a Grade II listed building.
- "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Harpham CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
- "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Harpham CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 May 2008.
- Walsh, Michael J. (2007). A New Dictionary of Saints: East and West. London: Burns & Oats. p. 316. ISBN 0-86012-438-X.
- English Heritage. "Church of Saint John of Beverley (1083345)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
- English Heritage. "Saint John's Well (1083346)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
- Gazetteer – A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 6.
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