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Skipsea, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Skipsea, a village, a township, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the coast, 5 miles N by W of Hornsea railway station, and has a post office under Hull; money order office, Beeford; telegraph office, Hornsea. Acreage, 1566 of land and 104 of foreshore; population, 341. The parish contains also the townships of Bonwick and Dringhoe, Upton, and Brough. The manor belongs to the Clifford-Constable family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, £300 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop of York. The church is in the Perpendicular style, was thoroughly restored in 1865-66, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and western tower. There are Congregational and Wesleyan 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 parishSkipsea All Saints 
Poor Law unionBridlington 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Skipsea 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 Skipsea 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