Inclosure plan of Owthorne

Scope and Content

Coloured inclosure plan shows details of the land-owner and total acreage of the plots, there is also a sketch on the reverse from 1905 indicating coastal erosion of the area

Administrative / Biographical History

Owthorne, like its neighbour Old Withernsea was subject to coastal erosion, whilst Old Withernsea was lost in the 16th century Owthorpe survived until a severe storm in 1816 swept away much of the Church and churchyard. Many of the bodies from the churchyard were transferred to Rimswell. Owthorpe amalgamated with Withernsea in 1891.

Access Information

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Custodial History

Donated by Miss B. Miles, Bermuda, 16 Feb 1949

Related Material

'Ravenser Odd: lost port of the Humber' Historical account by Molly Tatchell of the lost port of Revenser Odd on Spurn Head [Ref U DX233/1]

Engraving. Owthorne Church, 19th cent. [Ref U DP160/98]

Other Archives:

Owthorne Enclosure Award and plan, 1815 is held at the East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Records Service, Beverley (Ref PE59/23)