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Skidby, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Skidby, a village and a parish in E.R. Yorkshire, 2½ miles WNW of Cottingham railway station, and 4 SSW of Beverley. There is a post office under Hull; money order and telegraph office, Cottingham. Acreage, 1256; population, 327. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The manor belongs to Trinity College, Cambridge. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, £248 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Chester. The church is good, and consists of chancel, nave, and a tower. There are also a Wesleyan chapel and an endowed school.

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 unionBeverley 

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

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtHU16
Post TownCottingham