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Fordon, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Fordon, a township and a chapelry in Hunmanby parish in the E.R. Yorkshire, 3 miles WSW of Hunmanby railway station, and 10 NW of Bridlington. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Hunmanby (R.S.O.) Acreage, 1464; population, 38. The living is annexed to the vicarage of Burton Fleming, in the diocese of York; gross yearly value, £20 with re&idence, in the gift of Colonel John Philip Osbaldeston-Mitford, who is lord of the manor. The church is small, and was restored in 1876.

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 parishHunmanby 
Poor Law unionBridlington 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Fordon 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