1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland
"SKIPPOOL, a hamlet in the parish of Poulton-le-Fylde, county Lancaster, 1 mile N.E. of Poulton, and 10 miles S.W. of Lancaster. It is a sub-port to Preston. It is situated on the line of the Preston and Wyre railway at the point where the Skippool river falls into Wyre Water."