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The Black Lion, Skelton-on-Ure.jpg
The Black Lion
Skelton-on-Ure is located in North Yorkshire
Skelton-on-Ure shown within North Yorkshire
Population 361 (Including Westwick. 2011)[1]
OS grid reference SE360683
Civil parish
  • Skelton-on-Ure
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RIPON
Postcode district HG4
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
54°06′34″N 1°26′59″W / 54.109460°N 1.449640°W / 54.109460; -1.449640Coordinates: 54°06′34″N 1°26′59″W / 54.109460°N 1.449640°W / 54.109460; -1.449640

Skelton-on-Ure or Skelton is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England.[2] It is situated 1.9 miles (3 km) west of Boroughbridge, near the A1(M) motorway.[3] There is one village pub called The Black Lion,[4] a primary school,[5] and one Village Store including a Post Office counter.

The main entrance to Newby Hall Estate is situated at the south end of the village. It was used as a location in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park (2007) broadcast by PBS in its Complete Jane Austen series.[6]

North-east of the village is Skelton Windmill, a Georgian windmill that was owned by the Newby Hall estate. Completed in 1822, the grade II listed building was used to grind corn and other cereals and is the best example of such a windmill left in North Yorkshire.[7][8][9]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Skelton on Ure rolling farmland" (PDF). February 2004. Retrieved 4 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "299" (Map). Ripon & Boroughbridge. 1:25,000. Explorer. Ordnance Survey. 2015. ISBN 9780319245514. 
  4. ^ Bagshaw, Mike (2014). "5; Nidderdale, Harrogate & around". Yorkshire Dales : local, characterful guides to Britain's special places (1 ed.). Chalfont St Peter: Bradt. p. 163. ISBN 978-1-84162-549-2. 
  5. ^ "Skelton Newby Hall Church of England School". Retrieved 4 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "Alan Titchmarsh's top 10 Jane Austen gardens". RadioTimes. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 4 July 2017. 
  7. ^ "BBC - North Yorkshire - In Pictures - Imagine living in a windmill". Retrieved 4 July 2017. 
  8. ^ "Skelton Windmill, Skelton, North Yorkshire | Educational Images | Historic England". Retrieved 4 July 2017. 
  9. ^ Historic England. "Skelton Windmill  (Grade II) (1250776)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 July 2017. 

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