St Mary's Church at Skirpenbeck
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The place-name 'Skirpenbeck' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as Scarpenbec. It derives from the Old Norse skerping and bekkr, meaning barren land by a beck or stream.
Skirpenbeck is near Stamford Bridge, over the River Derwent, near where King Harold of England defeated Harald Hardrada King of Norway in 1066. Its first baron was Sir William de Chauncy, son of Chauncy de Chauncy.
There are a number of working farms in the village. The number having reduced by four all of which have been subject to property development.
There are markings on the church building (near the bell tower) that appear to be Saxon runes.
- UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Skirpenbeck Parish (1170211261)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
- "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Skirpenbeck CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 May 2008.
- Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.425.
- Historic England. "Church of St Mary (1161856)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
- Benton, Michael J; Walker, David J (2002). "Alick D. Walker 1925–1999: an appreciation" (PDF). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 136: p. 1. doi:10.1046/j.1096-3642.1999.00022.x. Retrieved 4 June 2010.
- "Thomas Cooke". Pocklington History. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
- "Full Sutton and Skirpenbeck Villages". the Parish Council of Full Sutton and Skirpenbeck. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
- Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 10.
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- Historic England. "St Mary's Church (1161856)". National Heritage List for England.
- Skirpenbeck in the Domesday Book
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