Kilham, East Riding of Yorkshire

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For the village in Northumberland, see Kilham, Northumberland.
Kilham church.jpg
All Saints Church
Kilham is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
 Kilham shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 1,088 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA0664
Civil parish Kilham
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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Coordinates: 54°03′50″N 0°22′44″W / 54.064°N 0.379°W / 54.064; -0.379

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,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 1,010.[2]

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.[3] 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.

David Byas, the former Yorkshire cricket captain, was born in Kilham.

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.

Romano-British settlement[edit]

To the south of Kilham there is evidence of a Romano-British settlement from the 4th century.[citation needed]


  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 7. 

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