Fordon, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Not to be confused with Forden, Powys. ‹See Tfd›

Coordinates: 54°09′42″N 0°23′36″W / 54.161787°N 0.393242°W / 54.161787; -0.393242

Fordon view.jpg
View of Fordon
Fordon is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
 Fordon shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid reference TA050751
Civil parish Wold Newton
Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Ceremonial county East Riding of Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district YO25
Dialling code 01262
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament East Yorkshire
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Fordon is a small village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, near the border with North Yorkshire. It is situated approximately 8 miles (13 km) south of Scarborough and 10 miles (16 km) 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.[1]

St James' Church

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'[2]


  1. ^ English Heritage. "Church of St James (1162675)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 January 2013 .
  2. ^ Smith, A.H. (1937). The Place-Names of The East Riding of Yorkshire and York. Cambridge University Press. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 5. 

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