Major Settlement in the Parish of Bishop Wilton
- Widton, Wiltone 1086 DB
- Waletona (sic) 1141–4 YCh358
- Wilton(a), Wylton(a) 1125–35 YCh357 1194,1195 P 1356 FF
- Bis(s)hop Wylton(a) 1328 FF 1397 YD 1511 FF
- Bus(s)hop Wylton(a) 1508,1530 Test
- Willeton 1203–4 Ass
Probably 'wild, uncultivated enclosure or farmstead,' from OE wild and tun. Cf. Wilton (PN NRY 90) and Wildbridge (PN Sx 145). For many centuries from the time of Edward the Confessor and Archbishop Ealdred this was a possession of the Archbishops of York (DB, KI, etc.).