Bishop Monkton

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Bishop Monkton
Bishop Monkton is located in North Yorkshire
Bishop Monkton
Bishop Monkton
Bishop Monkton shown within North Yorkshire
Population778 (2011)
OS grid referenceSE329661
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtHG3
Dialling code01765
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
54°05′24″N 1°29′46″W / 54.0900°N 1.4961°W / 54.0900; -1.4961Coordinates: 54°05′24″N 1°29′46″W / 54.0900°N 1.4961°W / 54.0900; -1.4961

Bishop Monkton is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England, about five miles south of Ripon. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 775, increasing slightly to 778 at the 2011 Census.[1]

Bishop Monkton beck

Main features of the village include a beck which runs through the centre of the village, two churches (St John the Baptist [C of E] and a Methodist church), a newly built village hall and playing fields, a primary school, two pubs and two caravan sites.

It is within easy reach of Ripon and Harrogate (via the A61). Leeds and York are both less than an hour's drive.

Littlethorpe and Burton Leonard are the nearest villages.


Settlement in Bishop Monkton dates back over 1000 years by visitors who came over the North Sea and travelled up the Ouse. More recent major developments include a council estate built in the 1960s, and two more housing estates built at the south-eastern tip of the village.


An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches to the north, south and east of the parish with a total population taken at the 2011 census of 2,842.[2]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics – Area: Bishop Monkton (Ward)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 December 2016.

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