Place:Skirpenbeck, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesSkirpen Becksource: from redirect
Scarpenbecsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
Scarpinbergsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
Skirpenbecksource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309; Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) p 653
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.001°N 0.864°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoBuckrose Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which the parish was located
Pocklington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the parish was situated
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Skirpenbeck is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of Stamford Bridge just north of the A166 road. According to the 2011 UK census, Skirpenbeck parish had a population of 192, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 142.

Stamford Bridge, over the River Derwent is where King Harold of England defeated Harald Hardrada King of Norway in 1066. Its first baron was Sir William de Chauncy, son of Chauncy de Chauncy.

The parish church of St Mary's is a Grade II* listed building.

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Skirpenbeck was originally an ancient parish in Buckrose Wapentake in the East Riding of Yorkshire. In 1866 the status of civil parish was introduced and this was taken on by most ancient parishes and also by their subsidiary townships if they were of any size at all. In 1866 Skirpenbeck, which had no townships, became a civil parish. In 1894 it became part of the Pocklington Rural District of the East Riding.

In 1974 most of what had been the East Riding of Yorkshire was joined with the northern part of Lincolnshire to became a new English county named Humberside. The urban and rural districts of the former counties were abolished and Humberside was divided into non-metropolitan districts. The new organization did not meet with the pleasure of the local citizenry and Humberside was wound up in 1996. The area north of the River Humber was separated into two "unitary authorities"—Kingston-upon-Hull covering the former City of Hull and its closest environs, and the less urban section which, once again, named itself the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Skirpenbeck.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Skirpenbeck.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Skirpenbeck provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • 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.
  • For a discussion of where to find Archive Offices in Yorkshire, see GENUKI.
  • Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.
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