The Skircoat district of Calderdale lies to the south of Halifax. It includes, or has included, all or parts of Bolton Brow, Burnley Road, Copley, Heath, Highroad Well, King Cross, Salterhebble, Shaw Hill, Skircoat Green, and Sowerby Bridge.
The name was originally Schircotes and means buildings on the rocks, or, possibly bright buildings.
The name has been spelled in many ways, including Schircotes, Skircotes, Skyecotes, and Skyrcotes.
In the 13th century, the land was granted to the Earl Warren, and then passed to the Savile family.
This was an independent township before being absorbed by the Borough of Halifax in 1892.
Pronunciation: The word sounds like skir-cət with the stress on the first syllable, and the final syllable has the neutral schwa vowel
|Some sites, sights and other entries for Skircoat|
Albert Park, Skircoat All Saints' Voluntary School, Skircoat Birdcage, Skircoat Bowling Green, Skircoat Brantwood, Skircoat Clover Hill Farm, Skircoat Copley Arms, Skircoat Cownell, Skircoat Darcey Hey, Skircoat Elmwood, Skircoat Heath Park, Skircoat Heath Royd, Skircoat The High Trees, Skircoat Manor Heath Park, Skircoat Moorlands, Skircoat New Church, Skircoat Oakleigh, Skircoat Royds Farm, Skircoat
Shaw Hill House, Halifax Skircoat Board of Guardians Skircoat Bus Garage, Halifax Skircoat constables Skircoat Cotton Manufacturing Company Skircoat Green Skircoat Library Skircoat Moor Quarries, Halifax Skircoat Moor, Halifax Skircoat Race Course Skircoat Society for the Prosecution of Felons Skircoat Workhouse Skircoat, Sowerby & Soyland, Prosecution Society Manor of Skircoat South Cottage, Skircoat Sparrow Park, Skircoat Stafford House, Skircoat Thorp Fountain, Skircoat Moor Whitegatefoot, Skircoat Willow Edge, Skircoat Willow Field, Skircoat Wood Hall, Skircoat Woodhouse, Skircoat The Bentley family of Halifax & Skircoat The Waterhouse family of Skircoat
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