Thwing, East Riding of Yorkshire

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View of Thwing from the south-west.
Thwing is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
 Thwing shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid reference TA049701
Civil parish Thwing and Octon
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
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Coordinates: 54°06′58″N 0°23′44″W / 54.116067°N 0.395623°W / 54.116067; -0.395623

Thwing /ˈðwɪŋ/ is a village in the Yorkshire Wolds, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It forms part of the civil parish of Thwing and Octon.


All Saints' Church

Thwing is located in the Yorkshire Wolds in the civil parish of Thwing and Octon about 8 miles (13 km) west of the North Sea coast at Bridlington.[1]

The village has a 12th-century Norman Church (All Saints),[2] and a pub known as The Falling Stone,[3] previously The Rampant Horse, before 1976 the Raincliffe Arms.[4][5] The church, as well as the post office (1830s) and 'Pear Tree farmhouse' (late 18th century) are listed buildings.[2][6][7]


Thwing is thought to mean 'narrow strip of land', deriving from thvengr (Old Scandinavian) or thweng (Old English).[8] The village is recorded in Domesday Book (1086) as Tuennc, in the hundred of Burton.[8][9]

The church of All Saints dates from the 12th century.[2] A market and fair began in Thwing in 1257.[10]

A Wesleyan chapel was established in Thwing in the early 1800s. It was built around 1810, and rebuilt and enlarged around 1839.[11][12]

From the 1850s to the start of the 21st century the extent of building development in the village was practically unchanged.[1][13]

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  1. ^ a b Ordnance Survey. 1:25000. 2009
  2. ^ a b c English Heritage. "Church of All Saints (1083406)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Falling Stone - Thwing". Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Villages of the Yorkshire Wolds - Thwing". Driffield Online. 1999. Retrieved 20 August 2006. 
  5. ^ Coates, J (2006). "Thwing, East Yorkshire". Two Mile Ash Site. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  6. ^ English Heritage. "Pear Tree Farmhouse (1162663)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  7. ^ English Heritage. "The Post Office (1083363)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Mills, A.D. (1998), Dictionary of English Place-Names (2 ed.), Oxford University Press, Thwing, p.347a 
  9. ^ Thwing in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  10. ^ Letters, Samantha (2005), 39. Yorkshire, "Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516", British History Online, Thwing 
  11. ^ Allen 1831, p. 92.
  12. ^ Wolffe, John (2006), Yorkshire Returns of the 1851 Census of Religious Worship: Introduction, City of York and East Riding, Borthwick Publications, p. 106 
  13. ^ Ordnance survey. 1:10506 & 1:10000. 1854, 1912, 1956-8, 1972-83
  14. ^ 26. The Roll of Honour, "The East Riding of Yorkshire", Cambridge County Geographies: 149 


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