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Wilfholme is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Wilfholme shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid reference TA049479
• London 170 mi (270 km) S
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district YO25
Dialling code 01377
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°55′01″N 0°24′10″W / 53.916974°N 0.402884°W / 53.916974; -0.402884Coordinates: 53°55′01″N 0°24′10″W / 53.916974°N 0.402884°W / 53.916974; -0.402884

Wilfholme is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It forms part of the civil parish of Beswick, and is situated just east from the A164 road, approximately 5 miles (8 km) north from Beverley and 6 miles (10 km) south from Driffield. Wilfholme Landing is 0.9 miles (1.4 km) to the south-east and provides access to the Driffield Navigation.

A nine-year-old dressage horse, Faldo, trained for nine months at Wilfholme, was bought in 2010 by the production company for Steven Spielberg's film War Horse to play one of the film's two horses in the role of Topthorn.[1]

In 2010 local farmers expressed concern at the Environment Agency's possible decision to stop maintaining water pumping stations and flood banks at Wilfholme, Tickton and Hempholme, which they felt would increase the risk of flooding to arable and urban areas.[2] In 2009 the Agency had reverted plans to end this maintenance, a decision supported by local Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart.[3]

The road from Wilfholme Landing


  1. ^ "The Wilfholme war horse". Driffield Times & Post. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Farmers bid to save East Yorkshire pumping stations". BBC News. 13 July 2010. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "MP gives backing as flood water plan ditched". Beverley Guardian. 23 December 2009. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 11. 

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