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Skerne, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Skerne, a parish, with a village, in the E.R. Yorkshire, 2 miles SE of Great Driffield station on the N.E.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Driffield. Acreage, 2762; population, 182. The manor belongs to Lord Londesborough. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, £64. Patron, Lord Londesborough. The church has a Norman chancel arch, a chancel, nave, and embattled western tower.

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 
Poor Law unionDriffield 

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 Skerne:


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Skerne 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 Skerne 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:

CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO25
Post TownDriffield