Place:Fordon, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesFordunsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates54.152°N 0.406°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1935)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoHunmanby, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandecclesiastical parish in which it was a chapelry
Dickering Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which the parish was located
Bridlington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the civil parish was located 1894-1935
Wold Newton, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1935
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Fordon is now 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. Since 1935 it has been part of the civil parish of Wold Newton. It was a separate civil parish in the Bridlington Rural District 1894-1935.

The small church dedicated to St. James is a Grade II* listed building. According to a gazetteer of 1823 Fordon was then in the parish of Hunmanby and the Wapentake of Dickering. The only inhabitants recorded were three farmers.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Hunmanby includes some comments on Fordon.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Fordon.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the chapelry of Fordon provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides links to three maps of the East Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. These maps all expand to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
  • For a discussion of where to find Archive Offices in Yorkshire, see GENUKI.
  • Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.
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