Bishop Monkton, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bishop Monkton and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Growing Up Here

This is where I grew up moving in when I was seven years old. I remember falling in the beck shortly after moving in as it was just across the road from the school. The locals always said that you weren't a local unless you fell into the beck. I remember that there were trout in it and some of the kids used to tickle ...Read full memory

Bishop Monkton

We lived in Bishop Monkton for thirty seven years from 1967. The Post Office is now a private residence, as is the village shop (Central Stores). Central Stores was run by a guy called Mitchell, succeeded by 'The Broadbents', then 'The Rawlings'. If I remember correctly, Mrs Cusworth returned to the village to run ...Read full memory