Coordinates: 53°50′24″N 0°16′02″W / 53.840079°N 0.267274°W
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, a decrease on the [1 ] 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. 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 [3 ] Local Ecumenical Partnership between the Church of England and the Methodist church. In 1966 the church was designated a Grade I listed building and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England. [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 ]
Notable people [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 10.
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