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Thorngumbald is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Thorngumbald shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 3,392 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA207264
• London 150 mi (240 km) S
Civil parish
  • Thorngumbald
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HULL
Postcode district HU12
Dialling code 01964
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°43′15″N 0°10′17″W / 53.7208°N 0.1715°W / 53.7208; -0.1715Coordinates: 53°43′15″N 0°10′17″W / 53.7208°N 0.1715°W / 53.7208; -0.1715
Church of St Mary

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,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 3,106.[2]


Thorngumbald was once a Viking settlement – the official emblem of Thorngumbald is a Viking helmet with wings. The name was first recorded 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 and a E to become Thorne. In the lay subsidy rolls of Edward 1, 1297, it is given as Thorengumbald. A Baron Gumbaud had settled in the area, adding his name to the original and giving the village its present name.[citation needed] The Gumbaud name was associated with the local Lord of the manor in the 13th century.[3] By the 17th century the village had had different spellings, including Thorgumbaud, Thorngumbold, Thorneygumbald and Gumberthorn. The current name has been in use since then. The Gumbaud family still live in the village.[citation needed]


The parish church of St Mary is a Grade II listed building.[4] The village also had a Methodist church, built 1904. However the stones of the church were relaid in 1984.[citation needed]

The village shopping centre has five shops: a small Boots chemist, a newsagents, family butcher, fish and chip shop and a Spar Convenience store. Elsewhere in the village there are three hairdressing salons, a Chinese takeaway, the Royal Mail public house (demolished early 2017), a restaurant, a Royal Mail post office, a bathroom showroom and a tattoo parlour.

Thorngumbald Primary School hosts meetings for local organisations, such as the Brownies and St John Ambulance which provide weekly activities for children and teenagers.

The local parish offers 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 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 are involved, with the prize usually a trophy.[citation needed]

The village is home to England rugby league international Jon Wilkin[citation needed] and ex Hull City player Chris Chilton.[5]


Thorngumbald Primary School is a local Primary School catering for children aged between 4 and 11. The school is a September 2007 amalgamation of Thorngumbald Infant and Junior Schools, now on a newly built site on Plumtree Road, originally the site used by Thorngumbald Infant School.[6]

South Holderness Technology College in the village of Preston is the nearest secondary school. It caters for students from ages 11 to 16, with a Sixth Form College for those from 16 to 18. Thorngumbald is within the school's catchment area and buses provided by the school transport students of all age groups to and from the village in the morning and afternoon.[citation needed]

In September 2013, the village briefly gained local attention due to bus pass prices to and from South Holderness School. BBC Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire) were present throughout the village interviewing students and their parents. The prices currently stand at £540 per bus pass for one academic year to travel to and from the school, provided you live three miles or less away from the school. Since this event, there have been a few minor protests including petitions and some of the students who have to pay for the school bus pass, getting on the public bus service as it is much cheaper.

There is a kindergarton situated on Grange Road.


The village was once served by a railway linking Withernsea and Hull at Ryehill and Burstwick station. It closed in 1964 following the Beeching cuts.[7] Thorngumbald is now served by EYMS daily bus routes linking the village to Withernsea and Hull.


The village has its own football club, Thorngumbald Boys Football Club, the teams commonly called the Thorngumbald Tigers. The club held football tournaments every year at the playing fields on Plumtree Road, in which football clubs from around Hull and East Yorkshire competed.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Thorngumbald CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Thorngumbald CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 May 2008. 
  3. ^ Skeggs, G. S. (1990). Thorngumbald: That Village Yon Side of Hedon. Highgate Publications (Beverley) Ltd. ISBN 0-948929-35-9. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary (1083443)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Hull City legend Chris Chilton at 70: 'Today's centre-halves look a bit more gentle'". Hull Daily Mail. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "School Prospectus" (PDF). Thorngumbald Primary School. September 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  7. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Gazetteer – A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 11. 

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