Wold Newton, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Wold Newton
Wold Newton village.jpg
View of village
Wold Newton is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Wold Newton
Wold Newton
 Wold Newton shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 337 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA046730
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
Post town DRIFFIELD
Postcode district YO25
Dialling code 01262
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament East Yorkshire
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire

Coordinates: 54°08′33″N 0°23′58″W / 54.142588°N 0.399420°W / 54.142588; -0.399420

Wold Newton is a small Yorkshire Wolds village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 9 miles (14 km) south of Scarborough and 9 miles (14 km) north-west of Bridlington. The village of Fordon is also part of the civil parish of Wold Newton. According to the 2011 UK census, Wold Newton parish had a population of 337,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 291.[2]

All Saints Church

The parish church of All Saints is a Grade II* listed building.[3] Wold Newton has a small telephone exchange, fully automated, referred, rather confusingly, as 'Thwing Exchange.'(Thwing is a neighbouring village).

Wold Newton Cricket Club have a ground off Laking Lane and field a first and second team.

History[edit]

The Wold Newton meteorite monument

Wold Cottage meteorite[edit]

On 13 December 1795 a meteorite crashed on the outskirts of the village. As a monument to this event there is a brick column bearing the inscription.[4]

Inscription
Here
On this Spot, Decr. 13th, 1795
Fell from the Atmoſphere
AN EXTRAORDINARY STONE
In Breadth 28 inches
In Length 36 inches
and
Whoſe Weight was 56 pounds.
THIS COLUMN
In Memory of it
Was erected by
EDWARD TOPHAM
1799

References[edit]

  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 12. 

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