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Skirbeck St Nicholas
Skirbeck St Nicholas
Skirbeck St Nicholas

An image of Skirbeck St Nicholas from before the building of the chancel in 1933.

Undated postcard.

Skirbeck, St Nicholas
Skirbeck, Napoleon Inn, Fishtoft Road
Skirbeck, Napoleon Inn, Fishtoft Road
Skirbeck, Napoleon Inn, Fishtoft Road

Mentioned in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 :-

"Johson Herbert, Napoleon inn, Mount bridge, Skirbeck"

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Skirbeck, Napoleon Inn, public house
Skirbeck, Rectory, Fishtoft Road
Skirbeck, Rectory, Fishtoft Road
Skirbeck, Rectory, Fishtoft Road

The current Rectory for comparison with Skirbeck Hall the former Rectory.

Both are built immediately adjacent to the churchyard and have their own private entrances. 

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Skirbeck, Rectory
Skirbeck, Skirbeck Hall (Former Rectory), Fishtoft Road
Skirbeck, Skirbeck Hall (Former Rectory), Fishtoft Road
Skirbeck, Skirbeck Hall (Former Rectory), Fishtoft Road

Former rectory now a private house

"1847, by Edward Lapidge, C20 alterations and extensions ...

built for Rev Dr William Roy following the destruction by fire of the former rectory"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388860

The former Rectory gardens are now home to an exclusive gated housing estate. Also the current rectory which fronts directly onto Fishtoft Road.

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Skirbeck, Hall, Rectory, Edward Lapidge
Skirbeck, St Nicholas
Skirbeck, St Nicholas
Skirbeck, St Nicholas

To Henry Thorold¹, the church of St Nicholas in Skirbeck had 'a flavour of Great Expectations, with its Victorian gravestones and solitary lamp, close to the Bank of the Witham'.

The building is largely Early English and Decorated, though the north aisle dates from 1875 and the chancel from 1933. The pulpit and font are seventeenth-century.

¹ Thorold, Henry, 1993. Lincolnshire Churches Revisited. Michael Russell

Mark Acton, 2011

 

Skirbeck, St Nicholas church,
Skirbeck, St Nicholas
Skirbeck, St Nicholas
Skirbeck, St Nicholas

St Nicholas Church viewed across Boston Model Boat Club's purpose built pond - edge of the pond just visible at the bottom of this image. 

"Parish church. C13, C14, C15, C17, C18, additions 1869-75 by Sir George Gilbert Scott. 1899 restoration of tower, 1933-5 chancel by LT Moore ...

The church is set by the bank of the River Witham, and is thought to predate the foundation of St Botolph's Church in Boston. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388859 

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Skirbeck, Saint Nicholas, Church
Skirbeck, St Nicholas
Skirbeck, St Nicholas
Skirbeck, St Nicholas

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The church of St. Nicholas, originally Norman, is an ancient building of stone now in the Early English and Decorated styles, standing on the bank of the river, about a mile from the town of Boston, and consists of clerestoried nave of six bays, aisles and a Perpendicular western tower of three stages, with embattled parapet and pinnacles and containing 6 bells :

the two eastern bays now form a quasi-chancel:

the rood-loft doorway remains, and the font, bearing the names of William Clarke and Richard Jenkyn, churchwardens, is dated 1662:

the church, with the exception of the tower, was thoroughly restored in 1874 at a cost of over £3,000; the large west window and the interior of the tower were restored in 1892; the total cost amounted to £311:

the church was again restored in 1908, at a cost of £3,000, and affords 400 sittings"

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Skirbeck, Saint Nicholas, Church
Skirbeck, St Nicholas Churchyard, Merchant Navy Memorial
Skirbeck, St Nicholas Churchyard, Merchant Navy Memorial
Skirbeck, St Nicholas Churchyard, Merchant Navy Memorial

Merchant Navy memorial stands next to the War Memorial in Saint Nicholas churchyard.

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Skirbeck, Saint Nicholas, Church, Merchant Navy Memorial
Skirbeck, St Nicholas Churchyard, War Memorial
Skirbeck, St Nicholas Churchyard, War Memorial
Skirbeck, St Nicholas Churchyard, War Memorial

"The war memorial to the men of Skirbeck who fell in the First World War was unveiled on 5 December 1920.

The service was conducted by the Revd James Humprey Poole (rector), assisted by the Revd Ivor Bennet (curate), with a sermon given by the Revd J Basil Simpson, later Bishop of Kobe.

The dedication was attended by Major Edward Hammond Foot"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1432892 

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Skirbeck, Saint Nicholas, Churchyard, war memorial