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Skelton, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Skelton, a township and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies 2 miles SSE of Shipton station, and 4 NW by N of York, and has a post office under York; money order and telegraph office, Shipton. Acreage, 2473; population, 279; of the ecclesiastical parish, 219. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; gross value, £192 with residence. The church is in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and belfry.

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 parishSkelton All Saints 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Skelton from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online: