Fordon, East Riding of Yorkshire
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.
The name Fordon, first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Fordun, Fordune, and Forduna, is thought to come from the Old English words fore ('in front of') and dūn ('hill'). Thus it once meant 'In front of the hill'.
- Historic England. "Church of St James (1162675)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
- Smith, A. H. (1937). The Place-Names of The East Riding of Yorkshire and York (PDF). English Place-Name Society, 14. Cambridge University Press.
- 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.
- Media related to Fordon at Wikimedia Commons
- Historic England. "St James' Church (1162675)". National Heritage List for England.
- Fordon in the Domesday Book
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