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East Riding
Grid reference: TA083603
Location: 54°1’41"N, 0°20’52"W
Post town: Driffield
Postcode: YO25
Dialling code: 01377
Local Government
Council: East Riding of Yorkshire
East Yorkshire

Lowthorpe is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, abouth tree miles north-east of Driffield town centre and seven miles south-west of Bridlington town centre.

The villagfe stands to the south-east of the A614 road and just north-west of the Yorkshire Coast railway line from Kingston upon Hull to Scarborough. Lowthorpe railway station served the village until it closed on 5 January 1970.[1]

The parish church, St Martin, is a Grade II* listed building.[2]


In 1823 Lowthorpe (then spelt 'Lowthorp'), was noted as a village in the Dickering Wapentake. The church and perpetual curacy was under the patronage of the St Quintin family. The population at the time was 149, with occupations including nine farmers, a linen manufacturer, a corn miller, and a rope-maker. Residents included William Thomas St Quintin Esquire, of Lowthorp Hall, and a gentleman.[3]

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  1. 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. 
  2. National Heritage List 1346656: Church of St Martin (Grade II* listing)
  3. Baines, Edward: 'History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York' (1823); page 364
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 8.