Skirlaugh is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 7 miles (11 km) north-east of Hull city centre on the A165 road. Originally a farming community, it is now primarily a commuter village for Hull.

Skirlaugh is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population1,473 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceTA141395
Civil parish
  • Skirlaugh
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHULL
Postcode districtHU11
Dialling code01964
UK Parliament
List of places
53°50′24″N 0°16′02″W / 53.840079°N 0.267274°W / 53.840079; -0.267274Coordinates: 53°50′24″N 0°16′02″W / 53.840079°N 0.267274°W / 53.840079; -0.267274

According to the 2011 UK census, Skirlaugh parish had a population of 1,473,[1] a decrease on the 2001 UK census figure of 1,543.[2]

St Augustine's Parish Church

The parish church, St Augustine's Church, was built by Walter de Skirlaw who later became the Bishop of Durham in the late 14th century. It is, according to Pevsner, a "gem of the early-perpendicular" style.[3] This is because subsequent generations left the original structure largely intact. The stonework was re-pointed in the 1980s and 1990s by Edward Brown, a local volunteer. The church is a Local Ecumenical Partnership between the Church of England and the Methodist church. In 1966 the church was designated a Grade I listed building and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England.[4]

Skirlaugh was served from 1864 to 1957 by Skirlaugh railway station on the Hull and Hornsea Railway even though the station was located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south of the village.[5]

Skirlaugh rugby league club, play in the Premier Division of the National Conference League.

Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Skirlaugh Parish (1170211260)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  2. ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Skirlaugh Parish (00FB131)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Neave, David (2002) [1972]. Yorkshire: York and the East Riding: The Buildings of England (second ed.). Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-09593-7.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Augustine (1161844)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
  5. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  6. ^ Mew, James (23 September 2004). Skedd, S. J. (ed.). Bigland, John (1750–1832). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 10.

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