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Fimber, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Fimber, a village and a township in Wetwang parish, E.R. Yorkshire, adjacent to the Driffield and Malton railway, 8— miles WNW of Great Driffield. There is a station, jointly with Sledmere, on the N.E.R., and a post office called Fimber station under York; money order office, Sledmere; telegraph office, Driffield. Acreage, 1927; population, 158. The church, which is very beautiful, was rebuilt in 1871 by Sir Tatton Sykes, Bart., who is lord of the manor and principal landowner. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Civil parishWetwang 
Poor Law unionDriffield 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Fimber from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following East Riding newspapers online:

CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO25
Post TownDriffield