In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bishop Wilton like this:
BISHOP-WILTON, a village, a township, and a parish in Pocklington district, E. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on a brook in the Wolds, 3 miles NE of Fangfoss r. station, and 4½ N of Pocklington; and has a post office under York. The township includes the village, and is united to Belthorpe, under the name of Bishop-Wiltonwith-Belthorpe. ...
Acres, 4,970. Real property, £4,778. Pop., 658. Houses, 141. The parish includes also the townships of Bolton and Youlthorpe-with-Gowthorpe. Acres, 7,204. Real property, £7,238. Pop., 910. Houses, 189. The property is divided among a few. The scenery is picturesque. Remains exist of a moated palace built, in the time of Edward IV., by Bishop Neville. An ancient Beacon, called the Wilton Beacon, crowns an eminence about a mile NE of the village. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £148.* Patron, Sir T. Sykes, Bart. The church consists of nave, aisles, north chapel and chancel, with west tower and octagonal spire; and was repaired in 1859. There are chapels for Wesleyan Methodists and Primitive Methodists.
Bishop Wilton is now part of East Riding of Yorkshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Riding of Yorkshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bishop Wilton itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bishop Wilton, in East Riding of Yorkshire and East Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th April 2017
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