Howe, North Yorkshire

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Howe is located in North Yorkshire
Howe shown within North Yorkshire
Population 20 
OS grid reference SE356803
Civil parish
  • Howe
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town THIRSK
Postcode district YO7
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
54°13′03″N 1°27′15″W / 54.217500°N 1.454100°W / 54.217500; -1.454100Coordinates: 54°13′03″N 1°27′15″W / 54.217500°N 1.454100°W / 54.217500; -1.454100

Howe is a small village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated near Ainderby Quernhow and the A61 and 5 miles west of Thirsk. The population of the civil parish was estimated at 20 in 2014.[1]

Howe, from the Old Norse word haugr, is a Middle English topographic name for a small hill or a man-made mound or barrow.[2] Howe was historically a township in the ancient parish of Pickhill with Roxby in the North Riding of Yorkshire. At the time of the Domesday Book in 1086 it belonged to Count Alan of Brittany. In the Middle Ages the manor belonged to St Leonard's Hospital, York.[3] Howe became a separate civil parish in 1866.[4]


  1. ^ "Population Estimates". North Yorkshire County Council. 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2017.  In the 2011 census the population of the parish was included with Ainderby Quernhow and Holme parishes and not counted separately."Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Standard English words which have a Scandinavian Etymology (The Vikings in England) [1]
  3. ^ Page, William, ed. (1914). "Parishes: Pickhill with Roxby". Victoria County History. A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 1. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Vision of Britain website