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Thwing (East Riding of Yorkshire)

Thwing shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid reference TA049701
Parish Thwing and Octon
Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Ceremonial county East Riding of Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district YO25
Dialling code 01262
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
European Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament East Yorkshire
List of places: UKEnglandYorkshire

Coordinates: 54°06'58?N 0°23'44?W? / ?54.116067, -0.395623

View of Thwing from the southwest.
View of Thwing from the southwest.

Thwing (pronounced /twi?/) is a small village in the Yorkshire Wolds, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated about eight miles from the east coast, just north of the B1253 road. The nearest neighbouring towns are Driffield eight miles to the south, Bridlington eight miles to the east, Filey eight miles to the north east and Scarborough eleven miles to the north. It forms part of the civil parish of Thwing and Octon.


[edit] Description

The village has a twelfth century Norman Church (All Saints), and a pub previously known as The Rampant Horse[1], is now under new management operating as The Falling Stone. The pub was originally called the Raincliffe Arms but changed its name to The Rampant Horse after it was sold by Cameron's Brewery about 1976.[2]. The village used to have a post office but it was closed due to government cuts in 2002.

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[edit] History and archaeology

[edit] Bronze age

In 2003 a beautiful Bronze Age penannular ring was found by a metal detector user in Thwing. The ring has the appearance of striped yellow and pale gold, but is actually gold applied over a base metal core. It is thought to date from between 1150 BC and 750 BC. (for photo, see referred website)[5]

[edit] Market and fair

The first recorded market in Thwing was in 1257, and the earliest recorded mention of Thwing fair is in the same year.[6]

[edit] Local meteorite

On Sunday 13th December 1795 at about 3 p.m. a stone weighing 56 pounds (about 25 kg) fell close to Wold Cottage, about 1½ miles NNW of Thwing,[4] in Wold Newton. The resulting crater was about a metre in diameter and half a metre in depth. No-one was injured, though three people were within 150 metres of the impact. A pillar was erected to mark the spot, inscribed as follows:[7][8]

Meteorite monument
Meteorite monument
                             on this spot,
             December 13th, 1795, fell from the atmosphere,
                        An extraordinary stone!
                         In breadth 28 Inches,
                          In length 30 inches,
               the weight of which was fifty-six pounds!
                              This Column
                    In memory of it, was erected by
                            Edward Topham,

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. , The Villages of the Yorkshire Wolds - Thwing. Driffield Online (1999). Retrieved on 2006-08-20.
  2. , J Coates (2006). Thwing, East Yorkshire. Two Mile Ash Site. Retrieved on 2006-12-09.
  3. , Johnston Press Digital Publishing (2006). History of Bridlington. Bridlington Today. Retrieved on 2006-08-20.
  4. , a b Colin Hinson (2006). The Ancient Parish of THWING. GENUKI UK & Ireland Genealogy. Retrieved on 2006-08-20.
  5. , Penannular ring. The Art Fund - Art Saved (2004). Retrieved on 2006-08-20.
  6. , University of London & History of Parliament Trust (2003-2007). Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516. Yorkshire - British History Online. Retrieved on 2007-03-11.
  7. , Colin Hinson (2002). THWING: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1892 (from Bulmer's History and Directory of East Yorkshire). GENUKI UK & Ireland Genealogy. Retrieved on 2006-08-20.
  8. , Photograph of inscription on Wold Newton monument (.jpg). Retrieved on 2006-09-02.

(Source: Wikipedia)
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