English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

St Mary Bishophill Senior

Parish in the County of West Riding of Yorkshire


A detached part of a York parish: the Parysche of Seynt Marie over Bischop Hill , the parysche of Seynt Marie thalder 1492 YkCR, our Lady churche thelder of Bysshopehylle in the cite of York 1521 Star; for Bishophill cf. YE 282. The township of Middlethorpe is now in York County Borough.