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Skipwith, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Skipwith, a township and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The township lies 2 miles from Riccall station on the N.E.R., and 5 NE of Selby, and has a post office under Selby; money order and telegraph office, Riccall. It has traces of possession by the ancient Britons, was held by Patrick de Schwywye immediately after the Norman Conquest, and gives name to the Skipwiths of Newbold. Acreage, 2646; population, 280; of the ecclesiastical parish, 605. The parish contains also the township of North Duffield. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, £286 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is in mixed styles, and was thoroughly restored in 1877. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel and a partially endowed Church of England 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 
Ecclesiastical parishSkipwith St. Helen 
Poor Law unionSelby 
WapentakeOuse and Derwent 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO8
Post TownSelby