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Skelton, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Skelton, a township in Howden parish, in the E.R. Yorkshire, 2 miles SSE of Howden station on the Hull and Barnsley and N. E. railways. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Howden. Acreage, 1317; population, 285. A railway viaduct crosses the Ouse here over a stream-way of more than 800 feet in width, was opened in 1869, comprises seven spans resting on cast-iron pillars, and includes a central swivel bridge, 250 feet long. There is a Wesleyan 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 
Civil parishHowden 
Poor Law unionHowden 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Skelton 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

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

CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtDN14
Post TownGoole