A rural setting, but with plenty going on
Why move there?
Located within easy reach of Hull – situated a mere eight miles east of the city – Thorngumbald is a pleasant rural village ideally placed for commuters.
Despite its rural setting, the village has a variety of facilities, with shops ranging from a chemist, to a butcher's, a fish and chip shop and a convenience store.
Other amenities include a beauty salon, two hairdressers and a post office in Main Road.
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The village church, St Mary, is a grade two listed building and there is also a Methodist chapel.
The first mention of the village is in the Domesday Book as Torn, an old English word meaning Thorn Bush.
By 1260 it had became Thorne and, a few decades later, in the subsidy rolls of Edward l, it is given as Thorengumbald.
The second part of the name is reputed to derive from Gumbaud, the family name of the local lord of the manor in the 13th century.
The village, which is home to about 3,000 people, was once served by a railway linking Withernsea and Hull at Ryehill and Burstwick station. This closed in 1964 as part of the round of cuts by the infamous Dr Beeching.
Thorngumbald Primary School caters for children aged from four to 11 and was judged "satisfactory" in the most recent Ofsted report in March this year.
The nearby South Holderness Technology College, located in the village of Preston, caters for students aged from 11 to 16, and for 16 to 18-year-olds in its Sixth Form College. There are also two nurseries in the village.
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Thorngumbald has a range of activities, including the Brownies, who meet on a weekly basis during term time, and a selection of classes run at the village hall.
These include yoga, Weight Watchers and zumba.
A second venue, Ryehill Village Hall, offers table tennis, indoor bowls and a dog-training club.
One noted annual event – organised by the village hall and the parish councillors – is the annual Scarecrow Trail, which takes place throughout the village every summer.
There are two pubs, the Royal Mail and the Crooked Billet in Ryehill, which dates back to the 17th century.
Thorngumbald is served daily by buses every half-an-hour, linking Withernsea and Hull.
Hull is an eight-mile drive away, making it easily commutable.