Point of Origins

On the other side of the street now, the Londesborough Arms Hotel (built in 1751) is still in view on the left.   The name ‘Weighton’ derives from the Roman ‘Wicstun’, which in turn originated from ‘Weg-tun’ (‘town on the way / road’).

It’s thought to be the site of the Roman camp of Delgovicia, and as you view the High Street with our archive image of 1900, you are looking at one of the oldest market towns in England, receiving its market charter in 1251, hence the name ‘Market’ Weighton.