Place:Skipwith, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesSchipewicsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.834°N 0.999°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoRiccal Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which Skipwith was situated 1894-1935
Derwent Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which Skipwith was situated 1935-1974
Selby District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district of which Skipwith has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Skipwith is a village and civil parish about 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Selby in the Selby District of North Yorkshire.

From 1894 until 1935, Skipwith was located in Riccal Rural District. In 1935 the Riccal Rural District was abolished and its place was taken by Derwent Rural District which administered the local area until the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974. Since 1974, Skipwith has been in the Selby District of North Yorkshire.

Historically, Skipwith was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Ouse and Derwent.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Skipwith.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Skipwith. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Skipwith provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • British History Online has an article from the Victoria County Histories on Skipwith
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Skipwith.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also 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 blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
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