Kilham, East Riding of Yorkshire
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All Saints Church
Kilham shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
|Population||1,088 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|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|
Kilham is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated about 5 miles (8 km) north-east of Driffield town centre. According to the 2011 UK census, Kilham parish had a population of 1,088, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 1,010.
Kilham was once an important market town in the Yorkshire Wolds, bigger and more important than Driffield at one time. It held annual trading fairs and had a large number of businesses and a considerable population. The town declined in size and status following the building of the Driffield Navigation, which took trade away from Kilham to nearby Driffield.
At one time there were six schools in the village, but only one now remains, Kilham C. of E. primary school.
Kilham's Grade I listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints. The church hosts an annual flower festival. Outside the church can be found an old tethering ring in a stone block - evidence of the cattle trade which once took place in the village. There is also a cast-iron water pump opposite All Saints.
In 2010 the Kilham Playing Field Association opened a recreational playing field on Back Lane, to provide a full-sized football pitch, a 5-a-side football pitch, grass tennis courts, adventure playground and cycle track. The Association, a registered charity, has been funded locally and through the Big Lottery fund and Grassroots.
Other villages near Kilham: Ruston Parva (1 mile (1.6 km))*, Harpham (2 miles (3.2 km)), Lowthorpe (2 miles (3.2 km)), Nafferton (2 miles (3.2 km)), Burton Agnes (3 miles (4.8 km)), Rudston (3 miles (4.8 km)), Thwing (3 miles (4.8 km)), Little Driffield (4 miles (6.4 km)), Driffield (4 miles (6.4 km)), Burton Fleming (5 miles (8 km)), Carnaby (5 miles (8 km)), Foston on the Wolds (5 miles (8 km)), Boynton (5 miles (8 km)), Fraisthorpe (5 miles (8 km)).
- *Distances shown are in a direct line. Distances by road will be longer.
To the south of Kilham there is evidence of a Romano-British settlement from the 4th century.
- "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Kilham CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
- "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Kilham CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 May 2008.
- English Heritage. "Church of All Saints (1309840)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
- Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 7.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kilham.|
- Kilham in the Domesday Book
- Driffield.co.uk - The Villages of the Yorkshire Wolds, Kilham.
- GENUKI: Kilham Parish information from Pigot's 1834.
- UKMills - UK Mills - Kilham Windmill, East Yorkshire.
- Windmillworld - Kilham Windmill, East Yorkshire.
- KPFA - Kilham Playing Field Association
- KilhamSchool.co.uk - Kilham Church of England Primary School