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Sculcoates, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Sculcoates, a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire, lying wholly within Hull borough. It is cut into two sub-districts, East and West, and has a railway station and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Hull. Acreage, 738; population, 54,182. The land was held at Domesday by Ralph de Mortimer, went afterwards to a priory founded on it, had scarcely 100 inhabitants so late as about 1770, but began to be a populous suburb of Hull immediately after the construction of the Hull docks. The parish is ecclesiastically cut into six sections-St Mary, Christchurch, St Paul, St Philip, St Silas, and All Saints-all in the diocese of York. The livings are all vicarages except Christchurch, which is a perpetual curacy. The gross value of All Saints is £500; patron, the Lord Chancellor; of Christchurch, £397; patron, the Vicar of Sculcoates; of St Mary, £207; of St Paul, £332 with residence; patron, the Crown and the Archbishop alternately; of St Philip, £235 with residence; of St Silas, £238 with residence; patron, the Archbishop. There are several dissenting chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Ecclesiastical parishSculcoates St. Mary 
Poor Law unionSculcoates 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Sculcoates:

All Saints & St Mary's1895-19141754-18761754-17891813-1888
All Saints1557-18951856-18871576-19071569-1904
Christ Church1878-1901 1823-1906 
St Mary1872-1908 1873-1906 
St Paul1846-1909 1847-19021852-1852
St Philip1885-1892 1885-1909 
St Silas1871-1915 1871-1901 
Sculcoates   1877-1882

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Sculcoates from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Sculcoates are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following East Riding newspapers online:

CountyCity of Kingston upon Hull
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtHU5
Post TownHull