Skipsea Brough

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Skipsea Brough
East Riding
Skipsea brough.jpg
Grid reference: TA162546
Location: 53°58’31"N, 0°13’46"W
Post town: Driffield
Postcode: YO25
Dialling code: 01262
Local Government
Council: East Riding of Yorkshire
East Yorkshire

Skipsea Brough is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, about five miles north of Hornsea on the B1249 road. Its parent village, Skipsea, is half a mile closer to the crumbling coastline of the North Sea, to the east.

Motte of Skipsea Castle

Skipsea Brough is the location of Skipsea Castle which was built about 1086. The motte-and-bailey castle's buildings have since been destroyed, however, impressive earthworks still remain.

In 2016 it was reported that the castle was itself built on top of a large Iron Age mound.[1]

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  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 10.