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St Helens Church Skeffling.JPG
St Helen's Church
Skeffling is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Skeffling shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 149 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA371194
Civil parish
  • Skeffling
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HULL
Postcode district HU12
Dialling code 01964
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°39′13″N 0°04′26″E / 53.653476°N 0.073939°E / 53.653476; 0.073939Coordinates: 53°39′13″N 0°04′26″E / 53.653476°N 0.073939°E / 53.653476; 0.073939

Skeffling is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) south of the town of Withernsea and 4 miles (6.4 km) south-east of the village of Patrington on the B1445 road from Patrington to Easington.

According to the 2011 UK census, Skeffling parish had a population of 149,[1] a decrease on the 2001 UK census figure of 153.[2]

The parish church of St Helen is a Grade I listed building that is situated to the south of the village.[3] It is constructed of cobble with stone dressings and was built in the 1460s.[4]

The Greenwich Prime Zero meridian line passes through the village.

Skeffling projects[edit]

Among developments in Skefling has been the installation, by Eagle Power, of a 6 kW wind turbine on a free standing 15-metre (49 ft) mast. This was made possible with help from the BERR's Low Carbon Buildings Program, Langeled's Rural Communities Development Fund, DEFRA, Yorkshire Forward, Humber & Wolds Rural Community Council and with vital help and guidance from Karen Wood, the rural communities' officer from East Riding of Yorkshire Council.[5]

The turbine was installed on 20 February 2007 and powers Skeffling Village Hall, with any excess is sold to the National Grid; the proceeds are used to help maintain and eventually replace the turbine. The decision to use renewable energy was made with long term sustainability in mind.


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Skeffling Parish (1170211256)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 February 2018. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Skeffling CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 May 2008. 
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Helen (1161165)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Neave, David (2002) [1972]. Yorkshire: York and the East Riding: The Buildings of England (2nd ed.). Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-09593-7. 
  5. ^ "Community Project Case Study Wind turbine" (PDF). Department of Energy & Climate Change. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 May 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 10. 

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