"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."
The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland
by Colin Hinson ©2013