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East Riding
St. Mary's Church, Skirpenbeck.jpg
St Mary's Church at Skirpenbeck
Grid reference: SE746570
Location: 54°0’13"N, 0°51’44"W
Population: 192  (2011)
Post town: York
Postcode: YO41
Dialling code: 01759
Local Government
Council: East Riding of Yorkshire
East Yorkshire

Skirpenbeck is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, two miles north-west of Stamford Bridge and just north of the A166 road.

The 2011 census recorded a parish population of 192.

The name 'Skirpenbeck' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as Scarpenbec. It derives from the Old Norse skerping bekkr, meaning barren land by a beck or stream.[1]

There are several working farms around the village, seven by a recet count, some of which have been farmed by the same families for generations.

The parish church, St Mary's, is a Grade II* listed building.[2] There are markings on the church, near the bell tower, that appear to be Saxon runes.

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  1. Ekwall, Eilert, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 4th edition, 1960. p. 425 ISBN 0198691033
  2. National Heritage List 1161856: Church of St Mary (Grade II* listing)
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 10.