In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Hedon like this:
Hedon, mun. bor. and par. with ry. sta., East-Riding Yorkshire, 5¼ miles E. of Hull, 321 ac., pop. 966; P.O., T.O. In the days of Edward I. Hedon ranked above Hull as an important commercial centre, but the harbour being destroyed by tidal deposits, the trade of the town gradually declined. Hedon was a parl. bor. until 1832; its chief trade is in corn.
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 Hedon 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 Hedon and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hedon, in East Riding of Yorkshire and East Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 05th December 2013
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