Kilham, Yorkshire

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East Riding
Kilham church.jpg
All Saints Church, Kilham
Grid reference: TA0664
Location: 54°3’50"N, 0°22’44"W
Population: 1,088  (2011)
Post town: Driffield
Postcode: YO25
Dialling code: 01262
Local Government
Council: East Riding of Yorkshire
East Yorkshire

Kilham is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, found about 5 miles north-east of Driffield town centre. According to the 2011 census, Kilham parish had a population of 1,088.

Kilham was once an important market town in the Yorkshire Wolds, bigger and more important than Driffield at one time. It held annual trading fairs and had a large number of businesses and a considerable population. The town declined in size and status following the building of the Driffield Navigation, which took trade away from Kilham to nearby Driffield.

At one time there were six schools in the village, but only one now remains, Kilham C of E primary school.

Parish church

The parish church is All Saints.[1]

The church hosts an annual flower festival. Outside the church can be found an old tethering ring in a stone block - evidence of the cattle trade which once took place in the village. There is also a cast-iron water pump opposite the church.

Big Society

In 2010 the Kilham Playing Field Association opened a recreational playing field on Back Lane, to provide a full-sized football pitch, a 5-a-side football pitch, grass tennis courts, adventure playground and cycle track. The Association, a registered charity, has been funded locally and through the Big Lottery fund and Grassroots.

Romano-British settlement

To the south of Kilham there is evidence of a Romano-British settlement from the 4th century.

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Kilham, Yorkshire)


  1. National Heritage List 1309840: Church of All Saints
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 7.