Skelmanthorpe was a site in the Survey of English Dialects. The recording taken was notable both because of the rich form of dialect used and because it discussed a local sighting of a ghost. This stood out in the survey, where most recordings were taken of villagers discussed local industries.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Skelmanthorpe.
Skelmanthorpe Experiment Reconstitution (in progress) 15,000 people.
"An experiment, using only FreeBMD, FamilySearch and Ancestry to establish interconnections between the families of Skelmanthorpe and the surrounding area. DO NOT treat what is included as fact, it is a work in progress!!!!!" Last update September 2009.
The settlements of the Parish with their population are: