Fordon, East Riding of Yorkshire
View of Fordon
Fordon shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
|OS grid reference|
|– London||185 mi (298 km) S|
|Civil parish||Wold Newton|
|Unitary authority||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Ceremonial county||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||East Yorkshire|
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.
The village is thought[by whom?] to be one of the smallest villages in the United Kingdom.
The name Fordon is thought to mean 'In front of the hill'
- English Heritage. "Church of St James (1162675)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
- Smith, A.H. (1937). The Place-Names of The East Riding of Yorkshire and York. Cambridge University Press.
- Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 207
- Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 5.
- Media related to Fordon at Wikimedia Commons
- English Heritage. "St James' Church (166847)". Images of England.
- Fordon in the Domesday Book
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