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Faxfleet is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 6 miles (10 km) west of Brough, and at the start of the Humber, on the north bank, where the River Ouse and the River Trent meet.

Faxfleet
Faxfleet is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
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Faxfleet
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
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• London150 mi (240 km) S
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Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGOOLE
Postcode districtDN14
Dialling code01430
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53°42′24″N 0°41′35″W / 53.706778°N 0.693107°W / 53.706778; -0.693107Coordinates: 53°42′24″N 0°41′35″W / 53.706778°N 0.693107°W / 53.706778; -0.693107
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Looking west from the river bank at Faxfleet

With Yokefleet and Bellasize, Faxfleet forms part of the civil parish of Blacktoft. Faxfleet lies within the constituency of Haltemprice and Howden, an area placed as the 10th most affluent in the country in a 2003 Barclays Private Clients survey.[1]

Faxfleet was the location of the Faxfleet Preceptory, a former community of the Knights Templar. It was one of Yorkshire's principal preceptories, valued at more than £290[2] (equivalent to £230,000 in 2018).[3] when it was closed in 1308.

In 1823 Faxfleet was listed as in the parish of South Cave, and in the Wapentake of Harthill. Population was 163, with occupations including three farmers and a brick & tile maker. There was a gentleman who lived at the Hall, and two yeomen.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "North tops 'real' rich league". BBC News. 14 May 2003. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Geoffrey Jolif, Knight Templar: an Anglo-Norman forbear?". The Jollys of Mythop. Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
  3. ^ UK Retail Price Index inflation figures are based on data from Clark, Gregory (2017). "The Annual RPI and Average Earnings for Britain, 1209 to Present (New Series)". MeasuringWorth. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  4. ^ Baines, Edward (1823). History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York. p. 203.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 5.

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