The Ancient Parish of SCULCOATES
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"SCULCOATES, a parish in the wapentake of Harthill, an ancient village, 1½ mile N. of Hull, on the west bank of the river Hull; and contained, not a century ago, only 100 inhabitants, but at present contains 10,449. The southern part of the parish adjoining the town of Hull, is now formed into extensive streets, since the formation of the dock in 1774, and cannot be distinguished by a stranger from the town of Hull, properly so called; it is, however, in the county of York, and the petty sessions are held in a hall erected a few years ago, Jonas Brown Esq. is the only resident magistrate, but some of the East Riding magistrates attend weekly. The church is in the old village, and was rebuilt in 1760; it is dedicated to St. Mary, the King is the patron, and the Rev. William Preston, vicar. Near the Sessions hall, and in the populous part of the parish, has this year been erected a new church, called Christ church, for which an act of parliament was obtained in 1814, vesting the presentation in the then subscribers of £100., and their survivors, when reduced to eight in number, who, with the vicar of Sculcoates, are the patrons. It is a very handsome structure, with a square tower of white brick and Roche Abbey stone, in the pointed style of the time of Henry IV. aera 1400. It will contain 1300 persons, 500 of whom are provided with free sittings. The whole cost was about £7000 part of which is not yet subscribed, the incumbent is the Rev. John King, M. A. who liberally advanced the sum necessary to complete the building, taking the chance of the sale of seats in return. On the 26th of September, 1822, this church received consecration from the Archbishop of York. Sculcoates can boast of a higher antiquity than Hull, being mentioned in Domesday book as one of the lordships of Ralph de Mortimer, who was one of the fortunate adventurers that accompanied the Conqueror from Normandy, and was lord of several manors hereabouts."
"STEPNEY, 2 houses in the parish of Sculcoates, and wapentake of Harthill; ¼ mile WSW. of Sculcoates, 1 mile N. of Hull.
The house called Stepney House, stands upon the boundary line of the townships of Cottingham and Sculcoates."
- Here are photographs of Churches etc. in the parish:
- St. Mary's Church, Sculcoates Lane, Sculcoates (The best photo I could get in 2005. They didn't want you to see the church!).
- St. Mary's Church, Sculcoates in 2015.
- St. Paul's Church, Bridlington Avenue, Sculcoates. A district was created in 1844 and a church consecrated in 1847. The steeple was demolished in 1958 and the rest of the building in 1976. It was replaced as a new building on almost the same site.
- The Church of St. Stephen the Martyr, Spring Bank, Sculcoates.
- Trafalgar Street Church, Sculcoates. This Church was Free Evangelical for at least 40 years before closing in about 2002 & was Baptist earlier.
- The New Life Christian Centre, Sculcoates. (The Church's website is here.)
- Spring Bank Christian Assembly Meeting House, Peel Street, Sculcoates.
- The Kingston Evangelical Church, Park Grove, Sculcoates.
- The Elim Pentecostal Church, Princes Avenue, Sculcoates (The Church on the Way). (The Church's website is here.)
- Redeemed Christian Church of God, Sculcoates.
- Hull Spiritualist Centre, Sculcoates. (The Church's website is here.)
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Baines's Directory of 1823, of the East Riding.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Sculcoates to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TA092305 (Lat/Lon: 53.759422, -0.34508), Sculcoates which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
- The 1834 Electoral Roll for this parish