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Skelmanthorpe, Kirklees

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Skelmanthorpe, Kirklees

Skelmanthorpe is a village in West Yorkshire, England with a population of 4,198 according to the 2001 census. It is part of the parish of Denby Dale in the Kirklees borough. Skelmanthorpe was a site in the Survey of English Dialects. The recording taken was notable both because of the rich form of dialect used and because it discussed a local sighting of a ghost. This stood out in the survey, where most recordings were taken of villagers discussed local industries.
Administrative CountyKirklees
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE2310
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire

Skelmanthorpe, Kirklees in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Skelmanthorpe, small town and township with ry. sta., Emley and High Hoyland pars., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire. 3 miles E. of Shepley sta. and 6 miles SE. of Huddersfield, 1392 ac., pop. 3120; P.O.

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