Fridaythorpe is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 8 miles (13 km) north-east of Pocklington town centre and lies on the A166 road. It is 550 feet (170 m) above sea level, making it the highest village in the Yorkshire Wolds.

Fridaythorpe is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population319 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE875590
• London170 mi (270 km) S
Civil parish
  • Fridaythorpe
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtYO25
Dialling code01377
UK Parliament
List of places
54°01′13″N 0°39′57″W / 54.020315°N 0.665898°W / 54.020315; -0.665898Coordinates: 54°01′13″N 0°39′57″W / 54.020315°N 0.665898°W / 54.020315; -0.665898
St Mary's Church, Fridaythorpe

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 Mace 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. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Fridaythorpe Parish (1170211183)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  2. ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Fridaythorpe Parish (00FB054)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary (1346479)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  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. ^ Baines, Edward (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 – via Brief Report.
  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.

External linksEdit

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