Bishop Wilton

Bishop Wilton is a small village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6 km) north of Pocklington and 6 miles (10 km) east of Stamford Bridge.

Bishop Wilton
Bishop Wilton is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Bishop Wilton
Bishop Wilton
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population554 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE797551
• London170 mi (270 km) S
Civil parish
  • Bishop Wilton
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townYORK
Postcode districtYO42
Dialling code01759
UK Parliament
List of places
53°59′09″N 0°47′09″W / 53.985858°N 0.785959°W / 53.985858; -0.785959Coordinates: 53°59′09″N 0°47′09″W / 53.985858°N 0.785959°W / 53.985858; -0.785959

The civil parish is formed by the village of Bishop Wilton and the hamlets of Gowthorpe and Youlthorpe. According to the 2011 UK census, Bishop Wilton parish had a population of 554 in 227 households,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 500 in 199 households.[2] Just north of the village lies Bishop Wilton Wold, more commonly referred to as Garrowby Hill. At 807 feet (246 m) above sea level, it is the highest point on the Yorkshire Wolds.

Through the centre of Bishop Wilton runs a shallow beck, flanked on both sides by open grass verges that serve as a habitat for endangered wildlife including water voles, toads and newts.

St Edith's Church, Bishop Wilton

The village has a local shop, a small primary school, an art gallery with screen printing workshop, and the Fleece Inn public house.

St Edith's, the medieval Church of England parish church, is dedicated to Edith of Wilton.[3] The church was restored in 1858–59 with internal embellishment to designs by J. L. Pearson. It was designated a Grade I listed building in January 1967 and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England.[4] The church is on the Sykes Churches Trail devised by the East Yorkshire Churches Group.[5] Around the village there are walks on the Wolds with views across the Vale of York.


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Bishop Wilton Parish (1170211146)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  2. ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Bishop Wilton Parish (1543504193)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  3. ^ Pratt, Kate (8 February 2006). "St Edith" (PDF). Retrieved 30 January 2011.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Edith (1083868)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Sykes Churches Trail Southern Route". Beverley, East Yorkshire: East Yorkshire Historic Churches Group.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 3.

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