Place:Skelmanthorpe, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Coordinates53.591°N 1.649°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoDenby Dale, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish of which Skelmanthorpe is a part
Kirklees, West Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it was located since 1974
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Skelmanthorpe is a village in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England with a population of 4,549 according to the 2011 census. It is part of the parish of Denby Dale in the Kirklees borough.

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, in which most recordings were of villagers discussing local industries.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Skelmanthorpe.

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The settlements of the Parish with their population are:

  • Skelmanthorpe 4188
  • Denby Dale 2699
  • Kitchenroyd with Denby Dale
  • Emley 1872
  • Emley Moor With Emley
  • Birdsedge 335
  • High Flatts with Birdsedge
  • Clayton West 2644
  • Scissett 1336
  • Upper Cumberworth 760
  • Lower Cumberworth 460
  • Upper Denby 595
  • Lower Denby with Upper Denby

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