Thorngumbald shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
|Population||3,392 (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||Beverley and Holderness|
Thorngumbald is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England in an area known as Holderness. It lies approximately 8 miles (13 km) to the east of Hull city centre on the A1033 road. The civil parish is formed by the village of Thorngumbald and the hamlets of Camerton and Ryehill. According to the 2011 UK census, Thorngumbald parish had a population of 3,392, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 3,106.
The village 'shopping centre' has 5 shops, a small Boots UK Chemist, Bridgeman Newsagents, Dixons Family Butchers, Bazza's Fish and Chip ship and a Spar Convenience store. Elsewhere in the village there are 3 hairdressing salons, 1 Chinese takeaway, the Royal Mail pub, The Camerton restaurant and a Royal Mail post office.
Thorngumbald was once a Viking settlement many years ago - the official emblem of Thorngumbald is a Viking helmet with wings. First heard of in the Domesday Book, listed as Torne, eventually a Baron Gumbaud settled in the area, adding his title to the original, and thus emerged its present name.
The unusual name is derived from the word Thorn, designating a thorn bush, and the name Gumbaud, the family name for the local Lord of the manor in the 13th century.
The first mention of the village is in the Domesday Book as Torn, an old English word meaning Thorn Bush. The name was still in use in 1228 but by 1260, it had acquired a H an a E to become Thorne. In the lay subsidy rolls of Edward 1, 1297, it is given as Thorengumbald. By the 17th century, the village had many different spellings. Thorgumbaud, Thorngumbold, Thorneygumbald and Gumberthorn just to name a few. The current name however has been in use since then.
The village was once served by a railway linking Withernsea and Hull at Ryehill and Burstwick station. It closed in 1964 following a Beeching axe. Thorngumbald is now served daily by buses every half an hour from 5am to 1am linking Withernsea and Hull on EYMS Service 75/76/77.
Local schools 
Thorngumbald Primary School 
Thorngumbald Primary School is a local Primary School catering for children aged between 5 and 10, the school recently amalgamated from Thorngumbald Infant and Junior Schools coming together on the newly built site on Plumtree Road, originally the site used by Thorngumbald Infant School.
South Holderness Technology College 
South Holderness Technology College is the nearest Secondary School in the village of Preston, East Riding of Yorkshire, this school caters for students aged from 11 to 16 in their secondary school years and then from 16 to 18 for students wishing to carry on their studies in the Sixth Form College. Thorngumbald is within the catchment area for this school and buses are provided by the school to transport students of all age groups to and from the village in the morning and afternoon.
Village activities 
Youth activities 
Thorngumbald Primary School host organisations for meetings such as the Brownies and St John Ambulance to which are local youth organisations, both organisations meet on a weekly basis within term time for the children and teenagers to have fun and learn everyday life skills.
The village has its own football club, Thorngumbald Boys Football Club, in which the teams are commonly called the Thorngumbald Tigers. The club is well known for its football tournaments that used to be held every year at the playing fields on Plumtree Road, many football clubs from around Hull and East Yorkshire took part and competed against each other.
Adult education and entertainment 
The local parish offer courses, such as ICT, for people within the village at the local Village Hall on the main road (A1033).
Bowls is also played at the Village Hall along with table tennis. There are also line dancing classes that go on at the Village Institute. The Village Hall and the Parish Councillors organise an annual Scarecrow Trail that takes place throughout the village every summer. People of all ages can join together in the fun and the prize is usually a large trophy.
- "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Thorngumbald CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
- "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Thorngumbald CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 May 2008.
- Church of St Mary (1083443). National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
- The Gumbaud family still live in the village. Skeggs, G. S. (1990). Thorngumbald: That Village Yon Side of Hedon. Highgate Publications (Beverley) Ltd. ISBN 0-948929-35-9.
- Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 11.
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