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Skeffling, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Skeffling, a village and a parish in E.R. Yorkshire, on the Humber, 4½ miles SE of Patrington station on the N.E.R. Post town, Patrington, under Hull; money order and telegraph office, Easington. Acreage, 1829 of land and 8851 of water and foreshore; population, 139. The Clifford Constable family are lords of the manor. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of York, and was annexed in 1868 to the vicarage of Easington. The church is ancient in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and western tower. There is a Wesleyan Methodist chapel.

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 parishSkeffling St. Helen 
Poor Law unionPatrington 

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

Church Records

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Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Skeffling from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtHU12
Post TownHull