lies at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds and has the busy B1248
running through the middle of the village. It is a pretty village
with lots of trees and tidy gardens adding to its appearance. The
houses are all neatly kept, and due to it being a non development
area, there are few new houses but old properties have been
renovated to there former glory adding character to the village.
St Andrew's church stands on a raised site and is
locally known as the "Cathedral of the Wolds". It is
believed to be the forth church to stand on the site and has a
font from the Norman period. It also houses a remarkable Mauley
monument which resembles the Percy tomb at Beverley Minster.
Wolds Village Tea Room and Craft Workshops which sit on the
roundabout just on the outskirts of the village are well worth a
visit. They were once a former court house for Bainton and Beacon
petty sessions area where offenders could be locked up awaiting
trial. Years ago a beacon stood a few hundred yards from the
roundabout on the Driffield road which could be seem for miles
around. Recently an extremely high light has been erected in the
middle of the roundabout and once again is visible for miles.