Skirlaugh  East Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Skirlaugh like this:

SKIRLAUGH, a village, two townships, a chapelry, a sub-district, and a district, in 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-office under Hull. The townships are North S. and South S.; and are separated from each other by Lambwith drain. ...

Acres, 510 and 1,190. Real property, £3,068 and £2,319,-the former inclusive of Arnold. Pop., 323 and 364,-the former inclusive of 64 in the workhouse. Houses, 59 and 77. The manor of North S. belongs to R. Bethell, Esq.; and that of South S., to Sir T. A.Constable.—The chapelry includes the two townships, and extends beyond them; and is in Swine parish. Pop., 910. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of York. Value, £92. Patron, the Archbishop of York. The church was restored in 1819. There are two Methodist chapels, an endowed school with £11 a year, and charities £51. Bishop Walter Skirlaw and the historian Bigland were natives of South S.—The sub-district contains Rise and Long-Riston parishes and ten townships of Swine. Acres, 18,364. Pop., 2,336. Houses, 453. The district comprehends also the sub-districts of Humbleton, Aldbrough, Hornsea, and Brandsburton; and comprises 67,028 acres. Poor rates in 1863, £4,407. Pop. in 1851, 9,279; in 1861, 9,654. Houses, 1,952. Marriages in 1863, 62; births, 312,-of which 45 were illegitimate; deaths, 222,-of which 77 were at ages under 5 years, and 7 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60,565; births, 3,083; deaths, 1,786. The places of worship, in 1851, were 20 of the Church of England, with 4,918 sittings; 3 of Independents, with 559 s.; 16 of Wesleyans, with 2,105 s.; 11 of Primitive Methodists, with 793 s.; 1 undefined, with 70 s.; and 2 of Roman Catholics, with 150 attendants. The schools were 24 public day schools, with 1,023 scholars; 18 private day-schools, with 310 s.; and 27 Sunday schools, with 1,058 s.

Skirlaugh through time

Skirlaugh 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 Skirlaugh itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Skirlaugh, in East Riding of Yorkshire and East Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 16th June 2021

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