Foston on the Wolds

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Coordinates: 53°59′14″N 0°19′20″W / 53.987217°N 0.322090°W / 53.987217; -0.322090

Foston on the Wolds
Foston on the Wolds is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Foston on the Wolds
Foston on the Wolds
 Foston on the Wolds shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 263 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA101558
    - London 170 mi (270 km)  S
Civil parish Foston on the Wolds
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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Foston on the Wolds is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 8 miles (13 km) south-west of Bridlington town centre and 2 miles (3 km) north of the village of North Frodingham.

St Andrew's Church, Foston on the Wolds

The civil parish is formed by the villages of Foston on the Wolds and Brigham and the hamlet of Gembling. According to the 2011 UK census, Foston on the Wolds parish had a population of 263,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 253.[2]

The church dedicated to St Andrew was designated in 1966 by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.[3]

In 1823 Foston inhabitants numbered 300. Occupations included ten farmers, two wheelwrights, two blacksmiths, two grocers who were also drapers, a coal dealer, a corn miller who was also a coal dealer, a boot & shoemaker, a butcher, a tailor, a tanner, and the landlady of the Cross Keys public house. Carriers operated between the village and Hull on Mondays and Thursdays, Driffield and Gembling on Thursdays, and Bridlington on Saturdays. In the village was a Methodist and a Calvinist chapel. The church at the time was dedicated to All Saints.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Foston CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Foston CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 May 2008. 
  3. ^ English Heritage. "Church of St Andrew (1346653)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 August 2013 .
  4. ^ Baines, Edward; History, Directory & Gazetteer of the County of York (1823), p.207. ISBN 1230139141
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 5. 

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