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Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"SKELTON, a parish, partly in the liberty of St. Peter's, but chiefly in the wapentake of Bulmer, North Riding county York, 4 miles N.W. of York, its post town, and 9 S. of Easingwold. The village, which is of small extent, is situated in a vale near the river Ouse, and is chiefly agricultural. The soil consists of clay and loam. The living is a perpetual curacy* annexed to that of Brotton, in the diocese of York, value 137, in the patronage of the archbishop. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. There is an endowed village school. Skelton Lodge and Fairfield are the principal residences."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson 2003

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