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East Riding
Grid reference: SE765532
Location: 53°58’10"N, 0°50’2"W
Post town: York
Postcode: YO41
Dialling code: 01759
Local Government
Council: East Riding of Yorkshire
East Yorkshire

Fangfoss is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is to be found eleven miles east of the City of York in the heart of the county and three and a half miles north-west of Pocklington in the East Riding. It belongs to the Harthill Wapentake in the west of the Riding.

Together with Bolton, the village forms a civil parish named 'Fangfoss with Bolton', which encompasses also the hamlet of Spittal, lying between the two villages.

About the village

The parish church of St Martin is designated a Grade II* listed building.[1]

The village also has a primary school and pub. A village park was created to mark the Queen's Golden Jubilee and is called Jubilee Park.[2]

Fangfoss Hall is designated a Grade II* listed building.[3]

In 1823 Fangfoss was listed as the parish of 'Fangfoss-with-Spittle', and the parish had a population was 154, with occupations including twelve farmers, a shopkeeper, a shoemaker, and a schoolmaster. The landlord of The Carpenter's public house was also a village carpenter. The village chapel was in the charge of the vicar of Barnby-upon-the-Moor, and under the patronage of the Dean of York.[4]

Fangfoss was served by Fangfoss railway station on the York to Beverley Line between 1847 and 1959.[5] In 1987 the station was given a Grade II listed building status.[6]


Fangfoss hosts an annual arts festival called Fangfest.

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Fangfoss)


  1. National Heritage List 1083833: Church of St Martin
  2. "Background". Jubilee Park. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  3. National Heritage List 1346460: Fangfoss Hall
  4. Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 203
  5. Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  6. National Heritage List 1346458: The old railway station, Fangloss