Fimber is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 8 miles (13 km) north-west of Driffield town centre and 3 miles (5 km) south-west of the village of Sledmere. It lies on the B1248 road.

Fimber is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population91 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE895606
• London175 mi (282 km) S
Civil parish
  • Fimber
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtYO25
Dialling code01377
UK Parliament
List of places
54°02′03″N 0°38′06″W / 54.034080°N 0.634996°W / 54.034080; -0.634996Coordinates: 54°02′03″N 0°38′06″W / 54.034080°N 0.634996°W / 54.034080; -0.634996
Church of St Mary, Fimber

The civil parish is formed by the village of Fimber and the hamlet of Towthorpe. According to the 2001 UK Census, Fimber parish had a population of 91.[1]

The church of St Mary, Fimber was built in 1869–71 in a thirteenth-century style to replace a chapel of ease. The church was designated a Grade II listed building in September 1966 and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England.[2] It is on the Sykes Churches Trail devised by the East Yorkshire Churches Group.[3]

Fimber was served by Sledmere and Fimber railway station on the Malton and Driffield Railway between 1853 and 1950.[4]

In 1823 the village was in the parish of Wetwang, the Wapentake of Buckrose, and the Liberty of St Peter. At the time there was a chapel of ease at which the rector of Wetwang was its incumbent curate. Population was 904, which included seven farmers, a grocer, a shoemaker, and a tailor.[5]


  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: Area Profiles - Fimber" (PDF). East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 12 February 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary (1083790)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Sykes Churches Trail Southern Route". Beverley, East Yorkshire: East Yorkshire Historic Churches Group.
  4. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  5. ^ Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 204
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 5.