In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Fordon like this:
FORDON, a chapelry in Hunmanby parish, E. R. Yorkshire; 3¾ miles WSW of Hunmanby r. station, and 10 NW of Bridlington. Post town, Hunmanby, under York. Acres, 1, 460. Pop., 38. Houses, 5. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Hunmanby, in the diocese of York.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Fordon has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of East Riding of Yorkshire. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Fordon and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Fordon, in East Riding of Yorkshire and East Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th May 2016
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