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Hedon, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Hedon, East Riding of Yorkshire

Hedon is a small town and civil parish in Holderness in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 5 miles east of Hull city centre. It lies to the north of the A1033 road at the crossroads of the B1240 and B1362 roads. It is particularly noted for the parish church of St. Augustine, known as the 'King of Holderness', which is a Grade I listed building.
Post townHULL
Administrative CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, East Riding
OS GridTA1928
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01482
Population6,322 (2001 census)
 

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

Headon ~ Heydon

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

Hedon, mun. bor. and par. with ry. sta., East-Riding Yorkshire, 5¼ miles E. of Hull, 321 ac., pop. 966; P.O., T.O. In the days of Edward I. Hedon ranked above Hull as an important commercial centre, but the harbour being destroyed by tidal deposits, the trade of the town gradually declined. Hedon was a parl. bor. until 1832; its chief trade is in corn.

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