Skelton-on-Ure or Skelton is a village and civil parish in the district and county of North Yorkshire, England.[2] It is situated 1.9 miles (3 km) west of Boroughbridge, near the A1(M) motorway.[3] There is one village pub called The Black Lion,[4] a primary school,[5] and one Village Store including a Post Office counter.

The Black Lion, Skelton-on-Ure.jpg
The Black Lion
Skelton-on-Ure is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
Population361 (Including Westwick. 2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE360683
Civil parish
  • Skelton-on-Ure
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRIPON
Postcode districtHG4
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
List of places
54°06′34″N 1°26′59″W / 54.109460°N 1.449640°W / 54.109460; -1.449640

The main entrance to Newby Hall Estate is situated at the south end of the village. It was used as a location in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park (2007) broadcast by PBS in its Complete Jane Austen series.[6]

North-east of the village is Skelton Windmill, a Georgian windmill that was owned by the Newby Hall estate. Completed in 1822, the grade II listed building was used to grind corn and other cereals and is the best example of such a windmill left in North Yorkshire.[7][8][9]

Notable residentsEdit


  1. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Skelton-on-Ure Parish (E04007417)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Skelton on Ure rolling farmland" (PDF). February 2004. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  3. ^ "299" (Map). Ripon & Boroughbridge. 1:25,000. Explorer. Ordnance Survey. 2015. ISBN 9780319245514.
  4. ^ Bagshaw, Mike (2014). "5; Nidderdale, Harrogate & around". Yorkshire Dales : local, characterful guides to Britain's special places (1 ed.). Chalfont St Peter: Bradt. p. 163. ISBN 978-1-84162-549-2.
  5. ^ "Skelton Newby Hall Church of England School". Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Alan Titchmarsh's top 10 Jane Austen gardens". RadioTimes. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  7. ^ "BBC - North Yorkshire - In Pictures - Imagine living in a windmill". Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Skelton Windmill, Skelton, North Yorkshire | Educational Images". Historic England. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  9. ^ Historic England. "Skelton Windmill (Grade II) (1250776)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  10. ^ Jones, Wilbur Devereux (1967). "Prosperity" Robinson: the life of Viscount Goderich, 1782-1859. Google Books: Macmillan. p. 4. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Death of Alderman Dawson". Harrogate Advertiser and Weekly List of the Visitors. British Newspaper Archive. 23 February 1889. p. 4 col.5. Retrieved 27 January 2023.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Skelton on Ure at Wikimedia Commons