The most recent articles are listed first. You can go straight to the ones that interest you or start at the beginning and browse through them:
The Site of the Palace of the Archbishops of York - Research in this area has been on-going since the Local History Group started. Amazingly, this is the first coverage on the website.
St Edith - The church in Bishop Wilton is dedicated to St Edith of Wilton. This article explores the reason for this. It is provided as an extract from our Local History Bulletin in Adobe PDF format (click on the icon below):
Backgarden Archaeology - Digging in a back garden tells us something unexpected about the settlement history of the village.
As well as reading this article, you can follow the progress of excavations by linking to the dedicated blog (although digging has now ceased).
The 1901 Census - A snapshot in time of Bishop Wilton.
Wilton Water - The village's wells and pumps.
From Men's Institute to Village Hall - The Village Hall was originally a Methodist Chapel in Sutton-on-Derwent.
The Vicar's Tree - You can see more in an old postcard with a high resolution scan.
Arthur West - The story of a lengthman.
Place Names - alternative meanings for "Wilton" and the significance of "ton", "ham", "thorpe" and "by".
Hearth Tax - The number of hearths in the village and by household in 1672 and a comparison with Pocklington and other villages.