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BISHOP WILTON: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

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"BISHOP WILTON, a parish partly within the liberty of ST-PETER-of-YORK, and partly in the Wilton- Beacon division of the wapentake of HARTHILL, East riding of the county of YORK, comprising the townships of Bishop-Wilton with Belthorpe, Bolton, and Youlthorpe with Gowthorpe, and containing 793 inhabitants, of which number, 570 are in the township of Bishop- Wilton with Belthorpe, 41 miles N. from Pocklington. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the peculiar jurisdiction of the court of the Dean of York, rated in the king's books at £7. 3. 6-., endowed with £400. private benefaction, £800 royal bounty, and £300 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of Sir Tatton Sykes, Bart, The church is dedicated to St. Edith. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. Here was formerly a palace, built in the reign of Edward IV., by Bishop Neville, and encompassed with a moat, which still remains. A trifling sum, bequeathed in 1765, by Elizabeth Barnett, is applied for teaching poor children."


"BOLTON, a township in the parish of BISHOP WILTON, partly in the liberty of ST-PETER-of-YORK, and partly in the Wilton-Beacon division of the wapentake of HARTHILL, East riding of the county of YORK, 2 miles N.W. from Pocklington, containing 112 inhabitants. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists."


"GOWTHORPE, a township, joint with Youlthorpe, in the parish of BISHOP-WILTON, partly within the liberty of ST-PETER-OF-YORK, and partly in the Wilton- Beacon division of the wapentake of HARTHILL, East riding of the county of YORK, 4 miles N.N.W. from Pocklington, containing 111 inhabitants."


"YOULTHORPE, a township, joint with Gowthorpe, in the parish of BISHOP-WILTON, partly within the liberty of ST-PETER-of-YORK, and partly in the Wilton-Beacon division of the wapentake of HARTHILL, East riding of the county of YORK, 5 miles N.N.W.

[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835]