Skirlaugh

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Coordinates: 53°50′24″N 0°16′02″W / 53.840079°N 0.267274°W / 53.840079; -0.267274

Skirlaugh
Skirlaugh is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Skirlaugh
Skirlaugh
 Skirlaugh shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 1,473 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA141395
Civil parish Skirlaugh
Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Ceremonial county East Riding of Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HULL
Postcode district HU11
Dialling code 01964
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Beverley and Holderness
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Skirlaugh is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 7 miles (11 km) north-east of Hull city centre on the A165 road. Originally a farming community, it is now primarily a commuter village for Hull.

According to the 2011 UK census, Skirlaugh parish had a population of 1,473,[1] a decrease on the 2001 UK census figure of 1,543.[2]

St Augustine's Parish Church

The parish church, St. Augustine's Church, was built by Walter de Skirlaw who later became the Bishop of Durham in the late 14th century. It is, according to Pevsner, a "gem of the early-perpendicular" style.[3] This is because subsequent generations left the original structure largely intact. The stonework was re-pointed in the 1980s and 1990s by Edward Brown, a local volunteer. The church is a Local Ecumenical Partnership between the Church of England and the Methodist church. In 1966 the church was designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.[4]

Skirlaugh was served from 1864 to 1957 by Skirlaugh railway station on the Hull and Hornsea Railway even though the station was located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south of the village.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Skirlaugh CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Skirlaugh CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 May 2008. 
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Neave, David (2002) [1972]. Yorkshire: York and the East Riding: The Buildings of England (second Ed. ed.). Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-09593-7. 
  4. ^ English Heritage. "Church of St Augustine (1161844)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 10. 

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