In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Skirpenbeck like this:
SKIRPENBECK, a parish, with a village, in Pocklington district, E. R. Yorkshire; 2¾ miles NE of Stamford-Bridge r. station, and 6½ NW of Pocklington. It has a post-office under York. Acres, 1,560. Real property, £2,255. Pop., 198. Houses, 38. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value, £232.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient but good.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Skirpenbeck has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of East Riding of Yorkshire. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Skirpenbeck and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Skirpenbeck, in East Riding of Yorkshire and East Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd October 2014
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