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Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire

Driffield, also known as Great Driffield, is a market town and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The civil parish is formed by the town of Driffield and the village of Little Driffield. According to the 2011 UK census, Driffield parish had a population of 13,080, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 11,477.
Post townDRIFFIELD
Administrative CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, East Riding
OS GridTA0258
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01377
Population11,477 (2001 census)
 

Other names by which Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire has been known in the past

Driffeild ~ Driffelda ~ Driffield Great ~ Great Driffield

Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Driffield.-- par., East-Riding Yorkshire, 7600 ac., pop. 6323; contains Driffield, or Great Driffield, market town and township with ry. sta. (Driffield), 27 miles E. of York and 187 miles N. of London, 4814 ac., pop. 5937; P.O., T.O., called Driffield, 4 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-day, Thursday; is the capital of the Wolds, and communicates with Hull, 18 miles S., by a navigable canal. D. is situated in a rich agricultural district, and has considerable trade in corn and other agricultural produce; it has also some large flour-mills and bone-mills, and works for the mfr. of linseed-cake and artificial manures.

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