Fordon, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Fordon view.jpg
View of Fordon
Fordon is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Fordon shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid reference TA050751
• London 185 mi (298 km) S
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
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
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54°09′42″N 0°23′36″W / 54.161787°N 0.393242°W / 54.161787; -0.393242Coordinates: 54°09′42″N 0°23′36″W / 54.161787°N 0.393242°W / 54.161787; -0.393242

Fordon is a 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.

It forms part of the civil parish of Wold Newton.

There is a small church dedicated to St James that is now a Grade II* listed building.[1]

St James' Church

The name Fordon is thought to mean 'In front of the hill'[2]

In 1823 Fordon was in the parish of Hunmanby and the Wapentake of Dickering. Occupations at the time included three farmers.[3]


  1. ^ Historic England. "Church of St James (1162675)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Smith, A.H. (1937). The Place-Names of The East Riding of Yorkshire and York. Cambridge University Press. 
  3. ^ 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. 

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