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Population 7,100 (2011 census)
OS grid reference TA190285
Civil parish
  • Hedon
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HULL
Postcode district HU12
Dialling code 01482
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
  • Beverley and Holderness
List of places
53°44′22″N 0°11′41″W / 53.7395°N 0.1948°W / 53.7395; -0.1948

Hedon is a town and civil parish in Holderness in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) east of Hull city centre. It lies to the north of the A1033 road at the crossroads of the B1240 and B1362 roads. It is particularly noted for the parish church of St. Augustine, known as the 'King of Holderness', which is a Grade I listed building.

In 1991, the town had a population of 6,066, which had risen to 6,332 by the time of the 2001 UK census. By the 2011 UK census, Hedon parish had a population of 7,100,

Notable people

  • Dorothy Marion Campbell, English potter
  • Sir Alexander Campbell, Canadian statesman and politician, and a father of Canadian Confederation
  • Mezzo-soprano singer Amy Black (1973–2009) was born and educated in Hedon and is now buried in the cemetery

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