Skirpenbeck

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Coordinates: 54°00′13″N 0°51′44″W / 54.003636°N 0.862110°W / 54.003636; -0.862110

Skirpenbeck
St. Mary's Church, Skirpenbeck.jpg
St Mary's Church at Skirpenbeck
Skirpenbeck is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Skirpenbeck
Skirpenbeck
 Skirpenbeck shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 192 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE746570
Civil parish Skirpenbeck
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 YORK
Postcode district YO41
Dialling code 01759
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament East Yorkshire
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Skirpenbeck is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated 2 miles (3.2 km) north-west of Stamford Bridge just north of the A166 road.

According to the 2011 UK census, Skirpenbeck parish had a population of 192,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 142.[2]

Skirpenbeck is near Stamford Bridge, over the River Derwent, near where King Harold of England defeated Harald Hardrada King of Norway in 1066. Its first baron was Sir William de Chauncy, son of Chauncy de Chauncy.


There are a number of working farms in the village. The number having reduced by four all of which have been subject to property development.

The parish church of St Mary's is a Grade II* listed building.[3]

There are markings on the church building (near the bell tower) that appear to be Saxon runes.

Alick Walker the palaeontologist was born in Skirpenbeck.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Skirpenbeck CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Skirpenbeck CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 May 2008. 
  3. ^ English Heritage. "Church of St Mary (1161856)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Benton, Michael J; Walker, David J (2002). "Alick D. Walker 1925–1999: an appreciation" (PDF). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 136: p. 1. doi:10.1046/j.1096-3642.1999.00022.x. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 10. 

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