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The Villages of the Yorkshire Wolds

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Skipsea

Situated along the B1249 the Village is a typical rural setting surrounded by rich agricultural land and yet sits close to the cliffs and the North Sea. The village has its own Post Office and stores, a Village Store and tea rooms, a fish and chip shop, Skipsea Service Station and The Board Inn Public Houses as well as offering holiday accommodation like Mill Farm Country Park and Skipsea Sands Caravan Park to name but two.

Many of the houses in the Village both new and old, use cobbles from the sea shore in both brickwork on the house exterior as well as for decorative purposes in brick walls around gardens etc. The village also retains its county primary school,

The Church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient building built in stone and when you enter the village it appears to loam over you from its position above road level. There is also a methodist chapel and a fine brown marble war memorial.

At SKIPSEA BROUGH, situated just outside of Skipsea, can be found the remains of Skipsea Castle. Built in 1086 by Drogo de la Beuvriere, whos wife was the niece of William the Conquer, it is the finest example of a motte and bailey to survive in England although all that remains is a grassed mound with trees and scrubs growing on it. The castle motte is 11metres high and would have had a gate house on its south west side. The bailey, which would have been flooded, covers over 8 acres of land and is defended by a bank and an outer ditch.

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Message Recieved from : Melvyn Allman
Subject : Silver Wedding


Melvyn Allman, formerly of Paul Garth Skipsea, and his wife Janet celebrated their 25 th Wedding Aniversary on 16th August 2000. They have three children, Katherine (20), Suzanne (18) and David (14).






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