The Ancient Parish of SKELTON
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"SKELTON, a parish in the wapentake of Bulmer, the township of Skelton is a part in the liberty of St. Peter's and parish of Overton; 4 miles NW. of York. Here is a very beautiful ancient church, built in 1227, and dedicated to St. Peter; the living is a rectory, in the patronage of Mr. Hepworth, and the incumbent is the Rev. Thomas Place. Population, 273.
This Church is of considerable antiquity, and said to have been built with the stones that remained after the south cross of York minster had been finished by the archbishop, Walter Gray. Indeed the south door seems to resemble that of the cathedral; alike adorned with curious marble pillars, though now almost demolished. -Gent."
- The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Parish of Skelton.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Baines's Directory of 1823, of the North Riding.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the White's Directory of 1840, Yorkshire section.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Bulmers Directory of 1890. of the North Riding.
- There is further information about this parish from the National Gazetteer 1868, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Bulmer's 1890 History and Directory of the North Riding.
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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE570563 (Lat/Lon: 53.999595, -1.131942), Skelton which are provided by:
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- 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.)
- The Roll of Honour in St. Giles's Church, Skelton.