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Skirlaugh, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Skirlaugh, a village, two townships, and an ecclesiastical parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The village stands adjacent to the Hull and Hornsea railway, 8½ miles NE by N of Hull, and has a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Hull. The townships are North and South Skirlaugh, and are separated from each other by Lambwath Drain. Acreage, 2216 and 1067; population, 289 and 261. The manor of North Skirlaugh belongs to the Bethell family, and that of South Skirlaugh to the Clifford-Constable family. The ecclesiastical parish includes the two townships, and part of the townships of Arnold, Benningholme, and Marton. Population, 627. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, £190 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop of York. The church consists of chancel, nave, N chapel, and a western tower. The tower was thoroughly restored in 1879-80, and the church reseated in oak and pitchpine in 1893. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school, and a parish reading-room. Bishop Walter Skirlaw and the historian Bigland were natives of South Skirlaugh.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Skirlaugh:


Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Skirlaugh 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 districtHU11
Post TownHull