New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 234
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inhabitants, 315; a vicarage, value
10/. 115.; patron, the King. The pa-
rish contains the township of Duffield.
Entire population, 748.

Skieram, or Skireholme, W. R.

(4) a hamlet in the township of Apple-
tree Wick, parish of Burnsall, wapen-
take of Staincliffe, 7 miles N. from

Skircote, W. R. (7) a township in
the parish of Halifax, wapentake of
Morley, 1§ mile S. from Halifax ; in-
habitants, 3323. Here is a grammar
school, usually called the Halifax
School, founded by a charter of Queen
Elizabeth, 1585. In this township are
Pye Nest, the seat of H. L. Edwards,
Esq.; and Willow Edge, the seat of
Thomas Dyson, Esq.

Skirden Hall, W. R. (4) a small
hamlet in the township and parish of
Bolton by Bolland, wapentake of Stain-
cliffe, 4§ miles N. W. from Gisburn.

Skirlaugh, North, E. R. (6) a
township with Routon, in the parish
of Swine, wapentake of Holderness,
9 miles N. E. from Hull; inhabi-
tants, 260.

Skirlaugh, South, E. R. (6) a
township in the parish of Swine, wa-
pentake of Holderness, 8 miles N. E.
from Hull; inhabitants, 211; a cha-
pelry to Swine. Here is a chapel,
built about the year 1400, by Wal-
ter Skirlaugh, a native of this place,
Bishop of Durham, which is con-
sidered as one of the most beautifuL
specimens of Gothic architecture, in a
building of small dimensions, in the
kingdom. This prelate is said to have
been the son of a sieve-maker at this
place, but running away from his fa-
ther, he went to Oxford, where being
received by some scholars, he found
means to acquire learning, took or-
ders, and after various preferments was
raised at length to the see of Durham.
At Skirlaugh was born Mr. John
Bigland, author of various historical
works, and of the 16th volume of the

Beauties of England and Wales, con-
taining Yorkshire: to his extensive
inquiries and undeviating good sense,
every subsequent topographer [[of the
county has been greatly indebted.

Skirlington Hill, E. R. (6) a
hamlet in the township and parish of
Atwick, wapentake of Holderness, 3
miles N. from Hornsea.

Bkirpenbeck, E. R. (5) a parish
and township in the wapentake of Buck-
rose, 6 miles N. W, from Pocklington;
inhabitants, 263 ; a rectory, value 14/.
7s. &%d.; patron, the King.

Skutterskelfe, or Leven Grqve,
N. R. (2) a township in the parish of
Rudby, wapentake of Langbarugh, 2
miles W. from Stokesley; inhabitants,
32. Leven Grove is the seat of Lady

Skyrack, W. R. (5, 6) a wapentake
in the West Riding, bounded on the
north by the river Wharfe, on the west
by the wapentake of Staincliffe, on the
south by the river Aire, and on the
east by Barkston Ash. It contains 44
townships, 15 of which are parishes,
and 3 market towns; houses, including
Leeds, 24,519; inhabitants, 120,892.

Skythorne, W; R. (4) a hamlet in
the township of Threshfield, parish of
Linton, wapentake of Staincliffe, 6
miles S. from Kettlewell.

Sladesbarn, W. R. (7) a hamlet in
the township of Quick, parish of Roch-
dale, Lancashire, wapentake of Ag-
brigg, 1§ mile E. from Dobcross.

Slaidburn, W. R. (4) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Stain-
cliffe, 10 miles W. from Gisburn ; in-
habitants, 914; a rectory, value 28/.;
patron, J. Wigglesworth, Esq.; fairs,
Wednesday before Easter, and Novem-
ber 4. Here is a grammar school, of
uncertain foundation. The church is a
spacious and handsome structure, of
the age of Henry VIII. Town Head,
adjoining the village, is the seat of the
Rev. H. Wigglesworth. This exten-
sive but dreary parish contains the


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