Place:Skelton (near Howden), East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameSkelton (near Howden)
Alt namesSkelton (near Howden)source: from redirect
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.721°N 0.841°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1935)
Also located inYorkshire, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoHowdenshire Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which the parish was located
Howden Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1935
Kilpin, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish into which Skelton parish was absorbed in 1935
NOTE: Skelton (near Howden) is one of five place entries for Skelton in Yorkshire. The others are Skelton (near York) in the most southerly part of the North Riding, Skelton on Ure in the West Riding until 1974 and now in North Yorkshire, and the parish of Skelton in Cleveland which was absorbed into the the Urban District of Skelton with Brotton in 1894. Sources should be checked carefully.

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Skelton is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England on the east bank of the River Ouse. It is situated about 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of Howden and 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of Goole although the road distance from the latter is about 6 miles (9.7 km) because of the lack of nearby road bridges.

Historically, Skelton was in the ecclesiastical parish of Howden in the wapentake of Howdenshire. From 1894 until 1935, Skelton was located in Howden Rural District. In 1935 the civil parish of Skelton was abolished and the area was absorbed into Kilpin.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Skelton. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Howden provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • Howdenshire History provides histories of towns and villages in the area provided by a local family historian. The stories of some families who emigrated to Ontario, Canada, are included.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Skelton.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides links to three maps of the East Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. These maps all expand to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
  • An inspection of the area around the town of Howden on the Ordnance Survey map of 1900 brings up a number places indicated by letters and the phrase "Det.". An index for the letters can be found on the right of the map. At this point Howden appears not to be one entity, but a group of separate parts. The same could be said for its townships. The reason for these separate blocks probably reflects the need to have a river frontage by various land owners over cenutries past. In 1935 many of the parishes were consolidated into fewer larger ones. Depression may have brought about many sales of large estates during the first third of the twentieth century. This, in turn, would have enabled the alteration in parish boundaries.
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