Bishop Wilton

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Bishop Wilton
Bishop Wilton is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Bishop Wilton
Bishop Wilton
 Bishop Wilton shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 554 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE797551
Civil parish Bishop Wilton
Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Ceremonial county East Riding of Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YORK
Postcode district YO42
Dialling code 01759 368
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament East Yorkshire
List of places

Coordinates: 53°59′09″N 0°47′09″W / 53.985858°N 0.785959°W / 53.985858; -0.785959

St. Edith's Church, Bishop Wilton

Bishop Wilton is a small village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Pocklington and 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Stamford Bridge.

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.

Bishop Wilton is considered by some[who?] to be one of the prettiest villages in the East Riding of Yorkshire. A shallow beck runs through the centre of the village, which children sometimes paddle in. It is flanked on both sides by open grass verges. This serves as a habitat for endangered wildlife including water voles, toads and newts.

The village has a local shop, a small primary school, an art gallery / long established screen printing workshop and a pub called the Fleece Inn. It has a medieval Church of England parish church, St Edith's, which is dedicated to St Edith of Wilton.[3] The church was faithfully restored in 1858–59 with lavish internal embellishment to designs by J. L. Pearson. In 1967 it was designated by English heritage as a Grade I listed building.[4] It is on the Sykes Churches Trail devised by the East Yorkshire Churches Group.[5] Around the village there are numerous walks on the Wolds; offering views across the Vale of York. The village is very popular with walkers.


  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Bishop Wilton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Bishop Wilton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 May 2008. 
  3. ^ Pratt, Kate (8 February 2006). "St Edith" (PDF). Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  4. ^ English Heritage. "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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