The Wold Newton meteorite fell at 3 p.m. on December 13 1795 a few miles away from the hamlet of Wold Newton in Yorkshire in England. There is a brick monument in the field where the meteorite fell commemorating the event. Fragments of the meteorite are held by the Natural History Museum, London.

The event was used by the science fiction writer Philip Jose Farmer in his "biographies" of fictional characters ("Tarzan Alive" and "Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life") as a literary premise commonly referred to as the Wold Newton family.