Village History

Bishop Burton is one of the country’s best known villages. Located in the heart of the East Riding of Yorkshire, the village is characterised by distinctive images – its two ponds, the white painted houses, the Altisidora inn and the medieval church. The village is rooted in farming and is home to one of the leading agricultural colleges in the country. In 1934, Harold Packington a well-known architect listed Bishop Burton amongst the “15 fairest villages in England”; we believe it still is.

Information about the village is best found in the book written mostly by the villagers themselves: Bishop Burton and its People – A Village History edited and compiled by Margaret Borland and John Dunning OBE and published by Highgate Publications of Beverley. The Genuki entry for the village is also a useful starting point.

Bishop Burton can be traced back to before the Doomsday Book. In this part of the website articles about its history and its characters may be found. The East Riding Museums Online website is also an excellent place to explore local history with many features and exhibitions available from the comfort of your own home.

Beverley Aerodrome

Beverley Aerodrome existed for just a few years during and after World War1 straddling the boundary between Beverley and Bishop Burton. A plaque in All Saints’ Church in Bishop Burton records those airmen who lost their lives flying to or from the aerodrome in accidents mostly while training. It also expresses thanks to the ladies of the village who were involved in caring for the airmen at the YMCA centre on the camp.

Beverley Aerodrome Part 1

Word version of part 1

Beverley Aerodrome Part 2

Beverley Aerodrome Part 3

Beverley Aerodrome Part 4

Beverley Aerodrome Appendices

Bishop Burton and WW1

This is the story of the village of Bishop Burton and the impact on it of World War 1.It specially focuses on those who died or suffered significant injury during the war.

Bishop Burton and WW1

Soldiers and sailors of the village in WW1

Regimental badges of those villagers that died in WW1