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.
Skirpenbeck is now part of East Riding of Yorkshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Riding of Yorkshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Skirpenbeck itself, go to Units and Statistics.
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: 24th March 2017
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