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St Helen's Church
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population149 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceTA371194
Civil parish
  • Skeffling
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHULL
Postcode districtHU12
Dialling code01964
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°39′13″N 0°04′26″E / 53.653476°N 0.073939°E / 53.653476; 0.073939Coordinates: 53°39′13″N 0°04′26″E / 53.653476°N 0.073939°E / 53.653476; 0.073939

Skeffling is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) south of the town of Withernsea and 4 miles (6.4 km) south-east of the village of Patrington on the B1445 road from Patrington to Easington.

According to the 2011 UK census, Skeffling parish had a population of 149,[1] a decrease on the 2001 UK census figure of 153.[2]

The parish church of St Helen is a Grade I listed building that is situated to the south of the village.[3] It is constructed of cobble with stone dressings and was built in the 1460s.[4]

The Greenwich Prime Zero meridian line passes through the village.

Skeffling projects

Among developments in Skefling has been the installation, by Eagle Power, of a 6 kW wind turbine on a free standing 15-metre (49 ft) mast. This was made possible with help from the BERR's Low Carbon Buildings Program, Langeled's Rural Communities Development Fund, DEFRA, Yorkshire Forward, Humber & Wolds Rural Community Council and with vital help and guidance from Karen Wood, the rural communities' officer from East Riding of Yorkshire Council.[5]

The turbine was installed on 20 February 2007 and powers Skeffling Village Hall, with any excess is sold to the National Grid; the proceeds are used to help maintain and eventually replace the turbine. The decision to use renewable energy was made with long term sustainability in mind.


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Skeffling Parish (1170211256)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Skeffling CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 May 2008.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Helen (1161165)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
  4. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Neave, David (2002) [1972]. Yorkshire: York and the East Riding: The Buildings of England (2nd ed.). Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-09593-7.
  5. ^ "Community Project Case Study Wind turbine" (PDF). Department of Energy & Climate Change. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 May 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 10.
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