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The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Skelmanthorpe

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Skelmanthorpe is a clustered village 8 miles (13 km) south-east of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. The village sits on the south (right) bank of the first river-like flow, from three small headwaters of the Dearne. When you visit Skelmanthorpe, Walkfo brings Skelmanthorpe places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Skelmanthorpe Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Skelmanthorpe

Visit Skelmanthorpe – Walkfo’s stats for the places to visit

With 13 audio plaques & Skelmanthorpe places for you to explore in the Skelmanthorpe area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Skelmanthorpe places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Skelmanthorpe history


The village was likely founded during the Viking invasion in the 9th century. There is no record of the village in the earlier Roman times.

Domesday Book

The entry for Skelmanthorpe in the Domesday Book of 1086 states: Manors & Berewick. In Turulsetone and Berceworde and Scelmertorp, Alric and Aldene had nine carcucates of land to be taxed, and there may be five ploughs there. Ilbert now has it, and it is waste. Value in King Edwards time 4 pounds. The comment is a direct result of the Harrying of the North of 1069. William the Conqueror had difficulties subduing his northern subjects.

Skelmanthorpe Feast

During the 1770s, Skelmanthorpe Feast was a riotous affair with bull and bear-baiting and organised dog fights on the village green. Now happens every year on the field next to The Chartist and across the road from the Three Horse Shoes public house.

Native/Navvy War

Fighting broke out between the native villagers and Irish navvies in November 1874. The locals were refused work on the railway line by the Irishmen. The fighting lasted for most of the day eventually ending in the afternoon.


The first recorded owners of the village were Alric and Aldena in the 11th century. Following the Norman invasion of England in 1066 the village was given to Ilbert de Laci by the new king. The village remained in this family until the marriage of Alice and Thomas, Earl of Lancaster.

Cinema/Bingo/Squash/Youth Centre

In 1934 a building was built to house a local cinema, this was the sole use of the building for almost 30 years. In 1961 wrestling was introduced to increase revenue. A reduction in audiences in 1968 resulted in the cinema closing and the building became a bingo hall until 1970. It lay dormant for five years before being reopened as the Savoy Squash Club.


As late as 1890 there were 200 hand looms in cottages in Skelmanthorpe. Agriculture was the primary industry of the village until weaving took over in the 19th century. Textile Heritage Centre was preserved by a charitable trust.

Survey of English Dialects

Skelmanthorpe was a site in the Survey of English Dialects. The recording was notable because of the rich form of dialect used and because it discussed a local sighting of a ghost.

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Visit Skelmanthorpe PlacesYou can visit Skelmanthorpe places with Walkfo Skelmanthorpe to hear history at Skelmanthorpe’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Skelmanthorpe has 13 places to visit in our interactive Skelmanthorpe map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Skelmanthorpe, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Skelmanthorpe places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Skelmanthorpe & the surrounding areas.

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Best Skelmanthorpe places to visit

Skelmanthorpe has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Skelmanthorpe’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Skelmanthorpe’s information audio spots:


Visit Skelmanthorpe plaques

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Skelmanthorpe has 0 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Skelmanthorpe plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Skelmanthorpe using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Skelmanthorpe plaque. Currently No Physical Plaques.