North Frodingham, Yorkshire, England. Geographical and Historical information from 1835.


Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"NORTH FRODINGHAM, a parish in the northern division of the wapentake of HOLDERNESS, East riding of the county of YORK, 5 miles E.S.E. from Great Driffield, containing 575 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of the East riding, and diocese of York, rated in the king's books at £5, endowed with £20 per annum private benefaction, and £600 royal bounty. The Rev. Francis Drake was patron in 1809. The church is dedicated to St. Elgin. There are places of worship for -Independents, and Primitive and Wesleyan Methodists. Frodingham had formerly the privilege of a weekly market: it is situated about half a mile eastward from the river Hull, over which there is a bridge, and is navigable thence to Hull, but the superior locality for trade enjoyed by the neighbouring town of Great Driffield, caused the ancient charter of this place to be transferred thither about seventy years ago, from which period the market has been discontinued. There is a trifling endowment, the gift of the Rev. Samuel Hunter, in 1803, for teaching four children."

[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835]