Place:Skirlaugh, Yorkshire, England

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NameSkirlaugh
Alt namesNorth Skirlaughsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
Schirelaisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
Schireslaisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
Scirlaisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
TypeVillage
Coordinates53.834°N 0.254°W
Located inYorkshire, England
Also located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England    
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source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Skirlaugh is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 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 2001 UK census figure of 1,543.

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 Local Ecumenical Partnership between the Church of England and the Methodist church. In 1966 the church was designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.

Skirlaugh was served from 1864 to 1957 by Skirlaugh railway station on the Hull and Hornsea Railway even though the station was located south of the village.

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