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East Riding
St Mary's Church, Fridaythorpe.jpg
St Mary's Church
Grid reference: SE875590
Location: 54°1’13"N, 0°39’57"W
Population: 319  (2011[1])
Post town: Driffield
Postcode: YO25
Dialling code: 01377
Local Government
Council: East Riding of Yorkshire
East Yorkshire

Fridaythorpe is a village and parish in the Buckrose wapentake of the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is situated approximately eight miles north-east of Pocklington town centre on the A166 road. It is 550 ft above sea level, making it the highest village in the Yorkshire Wolds.

According to the 2011 UK census, Fridaythorpe parish had a population of 319,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 183.[2]

St Mary's Church, Fridaythorpe was restored in 1902–3 with the addition of a new north aisle designed by C. Hodgson Fowler and stained glass by Burlison and Grylls. In January 1967 the church was designated a Grade-I listed building and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England.[3] It is on the Sykes Churches Trail devised by the East Yorkshire Churches Group.[4]

The Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail, a long-distance footpath passes through the village and the village is the midpoint of the trail.

Village amenities include a general shop and petrol filling station, an agricultural store, a vehicle mechanic business, and a cafe.[5]

In 1823 Fridaythorpe inhabitants numbered 275. Occupations included eleven farmers, three wheelwrights, two blacksmiths, two grocers, two shoemakers, three tailors, a tanner, and the landlords of the Cross Keys and Hare & Hounds public houses. Carriers operated between the village and Driffield every Thursday, and York every Saturday. In the village was a Methodist chapel.[6]

The village previously hosted the World Championship Flat Cap Throwing Competition at its summer fete. The championship was last contested in 2014.[7][8][9]


  1. 1.0 1.1 UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Fridaythorpe Parish (1170211183)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 February 2018 
  2. "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Fridaythorpe CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 May 2008. 
  3. National Heritage List 1346479: Church of St Mary
  4. "Sykes Churches Trail Southern Route". Beverley, East Yorkshire: East Yorkshire Historic Churches Group. 
  5. "Time called at Fridaythorpe's Farmers Arms". Driffield Post. Johnston Press Digital Publishing. 8 March 2008. Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  6. Edward Baines (1774–1848) (1823). History, Directory & Gazetteer of the County of York. p. 207. ISBN 1230139141. 
  7. "World Flat Cap Throwing Championships". Driffield Times & Post. 11 July 2007. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  8. "Flat cap throwing championships at Fridaythorpe". Beverley Guardian. 7 September 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  9. "World Championship: Flat Cap ThrowingHistory". Fridaythorpe Parish Council. Retrieved 1 February 2018. 
  • Gazetteer – A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 6. 

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