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Driffield

Summary
Driffield, also known as Great Driffield, is a market town and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The civil parish is formed by the town of Driffield and the village of Little Driffield. By road, it is north-east of Leeds, east of York and north of Hull. Driffield is named The Capital of the Wolds, due to its location sitting centrally within the Yorkshire Wolds. According to the 2011 UK census, Driffield parish had a population of 13,080, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 11,477. The town was listed in the 2019 Sunday Times report on the Best Places to Live in northern England. History Driffield is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and the name is first attested in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle where King Aldfrith of Northumbria died on the 14 December 705. It is also found in Domesday Book of 1086, meaning "dirty (manured) field". A Bronze Age mound outside Driffield was excavated in the 19th century, the contents of which are now kept in the British
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