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Coordinates: 54°02′23″N 0°20′00″W / 54.039806°N 0.333427°W / 54.039806; -0.333427

Harpham is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
 Harpham shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 303 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA092617
Civil parish Harpham
Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Ceremonial county East Riding of Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district YO25
Dialling code 01262
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament East Yorkshire
List of places

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,[1] a decline on the 2001 UK census figure of 318.[2]

It is here that St. John of Beverley was born in the 7th century;[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

The village gave its name to HMS Harpham, a Ham class minesweeper.


  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Harpham CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Harpham CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 May 2008. 
  3. ^ Walsh, Michael J. (2007). A New Dictionary of Saints: East and West. London: Burns & Oats. p. 316. ISBN 0-86012-438-X. 
  4. ^ English Heritage. "Church of Saint John of Beverley (1083345)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 August 2013 .
  5. ^ 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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