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Fordon, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Fordon, East Riding of Yorkshire

Fordon is a small village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, near the boarder with North Yorkshire. It is situated approximately 8 miles south of Scarborough and 10 miles north west of Bridlington. It forms part of the civil parish of Wold Newton. There is a small church dedicated to St James that is now a Grade II* listed building. The small village is thought to be one of the smallest villages in the United Kingdom. The name Fordon is thought to mean 'In front of the hill'
Post townDRIFFIELD
Administrative CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, East Riding
OS GridTA0475
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01262
 

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

Fordun

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

Fordon, township, Hunmanby par., East-Riding Yorkshire, 10 m. NW. of Bridlington, 1464 ac., pop. 57.

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