Skelmanthorpe is a village in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England with a population of 4,549 according to the 2011 census. It is part of the parish of Denby Dale in the Kirklees borough.
Skelmanthorpe was a site in the Survey of English Dialects. The recording taken was notable both because of the rich form of dialect used and because it discussed a local sighting of a ghost. This stood out in the survey, in which most recordings were of villagers discussing local industries.