Bishop Wilton

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Bishop Wilton
East Riding
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Bishop Wilton
Grid reference: SE797551
Location: 53°59’9"N, 0°47’9"W
Population: 554  (2011)
Post town: York
Postcode: YO42
Dialling code: 01759
Local Government
Council: East Riding of Yorkshire
East Yorkshire

Bishop Wilton is a small village in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is situated approximately four miles north of Pocklington and six miles east of Stamford Bridge.

Just north of the village lies Bishop Wilton Wold, more commonly referred to as Garrowby Hill. At 807 feet above sea level, it is the highest point on the Yorkshire Wolds.

Through the centre of Bishop Wilton runs a shallow beck, flanked on both sides by open grass verges.

Parish church

St Edith's, the mediæval Church of England parish church, is dedicated to Edith of Wilton.[1] The church was restored in 1858–59 with internal embellishment to designs by John Loughborough Pearson

The church is a Grade I listed building.[2] The church is on the Sykes Churches Trail devised by the East Yorkshire Churches Group.[3]

About the village

The Fleece Inn

The village has a local shop, a small primary school, an art gallery with screen printing workshop, and the Fleece Inn public house.

Around the village are walks on the Wolds with views across the Vale of York.

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Bishop Wilton)


  1. Pratt, Kate (8 February 2006). "St Edith" (PDF). Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  2. National Heritage List 1083868: Church of St Edith (Grade I listing)
  3. "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.