Burythorpe is a village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England, about 4 miles (6 km) south of Malton. It was historically part of the East Riding of Yorkshire until 1974. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 289,[2] reducing marginally to 286 at the Census 2011.[1] The Whitegrounds barrow is nearby.[3]

Burythorpe is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
Population286 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE791649
• London175 mi (282 km) S
Civil parish
  • Burythorpe
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMALTON
Postcode districtYO17
Dialling code01656
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
54°04′28″N 0°47′31″W / 54.07438°N 0.79187°W / 54.07438; -0.79187Coordinates: 54°04′28″N 0°47′31″W / 54.07438°N 0.79187°W / 54.07438; -0.79187


The name Burythorpe was recorded in the 1096 Domesday Book as Bergetorp[4] and is of Old Norse origin.[5] The first element is Bjorg, a feminine personal name.[5] The second is þorp, meaning "farmstead, hamlet" (c.f. Danish torp, German Dorf).[5]


All Saints' Church

The Church of All Saints is a Grade II listed building. The current building was built in 1858 in the Gothic Revival style replacing a previous church on the site.[6][7]

The Bay Horse public house which closed in April 2014 was reopened in October 2016 after a local group campaigned to have it recognised as an important asset of the community.[8] The pub is listed in Baines 1823 directory along with a reference to Francis Consitt who is stated to have died in Burythorpe in 1768 at the age of 150.[9]


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Burythorpe Parish (1170217222)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  2. ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Burythorpe Parish (36UF017)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  3. ^ Brewster, T. C. M. (1984) Excavation of Whitegrounds Barrow, Burythorpe. Wintringham: East Riding Archaeological Research Committee.
  4. ^ Powell-Smith, Anna. "Burythorpe". Open Domesday. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "Key to English Place Names". The University of Nottingham. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Church of All Saints  (Grade II) (1149112)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Churches: Burythorpe". The Parish of West Buckrose. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Bay Horse in Burythorpe reopens". The Press. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  9. ^ Baines, Edward (1823). History, directory & gazetteer, of the county of York... Vol.II East and North Ridings. Edward Baines at the Leeds Mercury office. p. 184. Retrieved 28 November 2016.

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