Research by:
Wendy Bennett
(née Miller?)

The township of Burton-cum-Walden description of from

  1. https://westburton-yorkshire.org.uk/history-of-west-burton/

See below from Jane Ritchie and Sally Stone 2020.

or 2. your own total free choice?

or3. a combination of both 1 and 2?

We can the add an image under your title page I have lots - what do you think of when you think of Burton - village green and market cross - I will see what different ones I have - you may have a more original idea - over to you?

"West Burton, built round its Green, stands on an elevated terrace where the lower, northern ends of Bishopdale and Walden come together. The thousand-year old village maintains its history and traditions while meeting the challenges of changing times.

In its heyday in the nineteenth century, West Burton was a busy cattle and crafts centre with many shops, markets and fairs. Now a small Yorkshire Dales village with about 240 registered voters in the Burton-cum-Walden Parish, it has the good fortune to be populated by many community-supportive people. Some are from families who have lived in the neighbourhood for many generations, others are relative newcomers who have chosen to relocate or retire to rural tranquillity. Many houses are now holiday lets or second homes."

Screen shots of Thoralby township image horse and cart - Bishp. - Lower Bishopdale - Newb. street - Smithson for ideas!

History of West Burton


This history of West Burton & Walden is based on the booklet written by Julian Bharier & Marianne V. Thompson (ISBN 0 9525905 1 4). Their acknowledgements included: Margaret Ritchie, Jean Kington, Mary Brown, Dorothy Davison, Jean Dobbing, John Miller, Sally Stone, John & Mary Piper, Brigadier and Mrs Wilfrid Ponsonby, Stephen Moorhouse, staff from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Mrs A Johnson, Mrs K. Deighton, H.E.Moody, Mr. D. Nottage and James Hogg.

Before they died Julian & Marianne kindly gave permission for us to use their booklet as a basis for a revision. We have edited, updated and added to their text.

A ‘Prowl around West Burton’ has also been printed for sale to visitors.

Jane Ritchie and Sally Stone 2020