Family history research in Sculcoates can be tricky, mainly for two reasons:

Hull or Sculcoates?

From the mid 1770s, Hull started to expand in a northerly direction so that by the 1830s, large areas of Sculcoates looked exactly the same as the adjoining parts of Hull. Despite this, Sulcoates remained outside Hull for administrative purposes and records of the time reflect this. Looking at maps of the period, it's difficult to work out where the boundary was. There were also distinctions in Poor Law records and each had their own workhouse. Civil registration districts were quite distinct as were census enumeration districts, which were based on them.

Sculcoates Parish Church

Many marriage certificates state that they took place in Sculcoates parish church. If you want to find a photo of what it looked like, make sure you know the right church. Depending on date, it could be either St Mary or All Saints. If you're looking at records that tell you your ancestors were married in All Saints in 1853 for example, you should be aware that the church wasn't built until 1869, so you're looking at the wrong building. For a fuller explanation, look at the Parish Churches section in the left menu.