Little Ouseburn

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Holy Trinity Church on Church Lane
Main Street in Little Ouseburn

Little Ouseburn is a small village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated near the A1 road motorway and 6 miles south-east of Boroughbridge. It consists of two roads, Main Street which is the residential area and Church Lane which contains a Holy Trinity Church that is listed as a grade I listed building.[1] It also has a small brick bridge with a little stream flowing under it leading to new road which leads to Great Ouseburn. According to the 2011 census data the total population of Little Ouseburn is 264.[2]

In the 1870s Little Ouseburn was described as:

OUSEBURN (Little), a village, a township, and a parish in Great Ouseburn district, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands ¾ of a mile S of Great Ouseburn village, and 3¼ N by W of Cattal r. station; and has a post-office under York.[3]

History and population[edit]

Census data shows that the population of Little Ouseburn dropped significantly between the years of 1840 and 1880 from around 600 to 250.[4] Since then the population has been stable and the 2011 census data states that there are now 264 people living in Little Ouseburn.[5] The 2001 census data stated that there where 226 people[6] so the population has increased slightly.

Industry[edit]

According to date from the 1831 census the primary industry in Little Ouseburn was focused on agriculture with almost 75% of men aged over 20 being involved in it.[7] This was reflected by the social status of the people living in Little Ouseburn with around half of them being labourers.[8] This was almost entirely just men, with women taking on the more traditional domestic chores. the 1881 census data shows how many people where involved in an occupation and their gender. Around 30 men worked in agriculture, 15 women in domestic service, but around 40 women where in unknown occupation. There was very little else the population was involved in.[9] 2001 census data shows that in more recent times the occupation of the inhabitants has shifted to manufacturing and retail with few people left in agriculture.[10]

Housing[edit]

As with the population between the 1840 and 1880 the number of houses in Little Ouseburn shrunk significantly.[11] This is most likely due to boundary changes. The number of houses then begins to increase after 1920. Pre 1920 a very small percentage of houses where unoccupied. post 1920 every house has been occupied.[12] According to 2011 data there are 110 households and 223 vehicles. 43.6% of the households have 2 Vehicles and 8.2% having 4 or more.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ English Heritage. "Church of the Holy Trinity (1150296)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 January 2013 .
  2. ^ "Little Ouseburn: Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 
  3. ^ Wilson, John (1870–72). "Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales". Edinburgh: A. Fullarton and Co. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Little Ouseburn AP/CP through time". Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Key Figures for 2001 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Little Ouseburn AP/CP through time | Industry Statistics". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Little Ouseburn AP/CP through time | Social Structure Statistics". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Little Ouseburn AP/CP through time | Industry Statistics". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Industry of Employment – All People, 2001". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Ouseburn AP/CP through time | Housing Statistics". Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Little Ouseburn AP/CP through time | Housing Statistics". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "Car or Van Availability, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Little Ouseburn at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 54°02′N 1°19′W / 54.033°N 1.317°W / 54.033; -1.317