North Frodingham


The Ancient Parish of NORTH FRODINGHAM

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"NORTH FRODINGHAM, a parish in the wapentake and liberty of Holderness 6 miles SE. of Driffield. The market has long been disused, on account of the decreasing population; and the neighbouring town of Driffield, which is better situated for trade, having increased so much in wealth and numbers as to cause the charter of Frodingham to be transferred to it about sixty years ago. The church is a very ancient structure (see Churches for photograph), dedicated to St Elgin, of which the Rev. F. Drake, D. D. is vicar, and Mr. John Atkinson the patron. There are also three chapels of Dissenters, namely, Methodists, Independents, and Ranters, the two latter built in the year 1821. This town is situated within half a mile of the river Hull, which is navigable from Frodingham bridge to Kingston upon Hull. Frodingham Grange, (or Great Tythe,) containing 400 acres, belong to Philip Saltmarsh, Esq. and the Vicarage, or Less Tythe, containing 109 acres, to the Rev. F. Drake, D. D. the vicar. Population, including Emmotland, 575."

"EMMOTLAND, 2 farm houses in the township and parish of North-Frodingham; 1¼ miles SW. of North Frodingham, 5 miles from Driffield, 10 from Beverley. Pop. included with N. Frodingham."

[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]





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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TA102532 (Lat/Lon: 53.963149, -0.321776), North Frodingham which are provided by:


Names, Geographical

  • The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient) parish, but I have no further information on them other than the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
    • (TA089535) Church End


  • North Frodingham History Group
    • Meets alternate months on the third Thursday, 7.30pm in the Village Hall. They are a very new group and the meetings are only just beginning to fall into a pattern. For example one meeting might concentrate on farming in the parish and include
      • administration
      • review of items collected at previous meeting;
      • a short introduction to the Enclosure Act;
      • main talk 'Farming in N. Frodingham since 1945';
      • discussion time, and collection of farming items for scanning etc.
      • Tea and coffee are available all evening, parking plentiful and the annual subscription is £5.00 or £1.00 per meeting attended.
        • Chairman: Ann Cherry
        • Secretary: Joy Harris (01262 488912)
        • Treasurer: Diana Backhouse
        • Mail should be addressed to Joy Harris at 89 Main Street, N. Frodingham, YO25 8LJ.
        • This parish is covered by the following Society:

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