Bishop Burton

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Bishop Burton
East Riding
Bishop Burton Pond 1 (Nigel Coates).jpg
Grid reference: SE988398
Location: 53°50’42"N, 0°29’56"W
Population: 696  (2011)
Post town: Beverley
Postcode: HU17
Dialling code: 01964
Local Government
Council: East Riding of Yorkshire
Beverley and Holderness

Bishop Burton is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, found along the A1079 road approximately three miles to the west of the market town of Beverley.

The 2011 census recoded Bishop Burton’s parish population as 696,


All Saints Church

The parish church of All Saints is a Grade II* listed building[1] and its earliest parts date from the late 12th century.

There is also a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, dating from 1840, which is now a house.


There has been human activity in Bishop Burton for at least 10,000 years, with traces left from the Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Romano-British eras.

The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Burtone, and as belonging to the Archbishop of York. The site of Archbishop's Manor House continued to be the site of Manor Houses up to the demolition of High Hall in 1952.

There was a school in the village from 1743 to 1986.

In a field to the east of the village is one of the mediæval stone boundary markers for the sanctuary of Saint John of Beverley that is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument.[2]

The look and feel of the village - black and white colour scheme, rustic porches and clay pantiles - are the result of improvements to estate housing carried out by ERB Hall-Watt and Richard Hall-Watt (see below) in the late 19th and early 20th century. Subsequent development has often followed this architectural style to retain the unified feel of the village. It is readily apparent when it has not.[3]


  • Football: Bishop Burton United Football Club, formed in 2008 as Wilberforce & Larkin Football Club before moving to the village in 2009 and changing the name

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Bishop Burton)


  1. National Heritage List 1103429: Church of All Saints (Grade II* listing)
  2. National Heritage List 1012589: Beverley sanctuary limit stone, Bishop Burton cross (Scheduled ancient monument entry)
  3. Pevsner, Nikolaus; Neave, David (2002). Yorkshire: York and the East Riding. Yale University Press. p. 330. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 3.