Hedon, England

Hedon is a small town in the district of Holderness, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Located approximately 8 km (5 mi) to the east of Hull, it has a population of just around 6,300 people (2012 estimate).

More on Hedon

It does not appear in the Domesday Book of 1086, suggesting that it has been founded later, probably by the Normans. It received its first town charter in 1158 from King Henry II. It grew in the 12th and 13th centuries as a port town, but its role as port declined after the 13th century, as its location could not be reached by large ships.

Hedon was affected by a freak mini-tornado in August 2000, receiving national attention for the resulting flash floods and hailstones that hit the town.

Visiting Hedon

To reach Hedon by car, take the A1(M) motorway to Exit 35, then continue northeast on the M18 motorway. Where it joins the M16 motorway, take the right lanes heading east. The M16 motorway becomes the A63 road as it approaches Hull. At Hull, continue on the A1033 road heading east until you arrive in Hedon.

Sights & Attractions to visit in Hedon

  1. Church of St Augustine
    Grade I listed building.

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