In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bishop Burton like this:
BISHOP-BURTON, or Louth-Burton, a parish in Beverley district, E. R. Yorkshire; on the Wolds, 3 miles W of Beverley r. station. It has a post office, of the name of Bishop-Burton, under Beverley. Acres, 3,970. Real property, £7,778. Pop., 499. Houses, 102. The property is divided among a few. ...
A residence of the Archbishops of York was formerly here. Bishop-Burton Hall is the seat of the Watts. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £100.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of York. The church commands a fine view, and is good. There are a Baptist chapel, an endowed school with £20, and almshouses with £72.
Bishop Burton 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 Burton itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bishop Burton, in East Riding of Yorkshire and East Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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