Skipsea (Viking for Ship Lake.) The mound of the wooden castle can still be seen. It was built in 1086 on the orders of Drogo de la Bouerer the first Lord of Holderness, who had fought alongside William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings. Married to William's, niece it is believed that he killed the poor girl by telling her to drink a love potion, which he had poisoned. Before the body was discovered, Drogo rode to the King, borrowed money from him and then fled to Flanders. It is close to Skipsea Castle where a ghost dressed in white is said to appear and then disappear near the brook.
Following a rebellion by another Earl of Holderness (William de Froz) in 1221, the castle was raised to the ground by Henry III
Nearby is All Saints Church. This was built circa the 11th century from stones which were taken from the beach
Authors Ian and Marie.