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Skellingthorpe, Library
Skellingthorpe, Library
Skellingthorpe, Library

Skellingthorpe Library, Church Road closed in 2015 and was demolished in 2019.

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Skellingthorpe, Library
Skellingthorpe, Manor House
Skellingthorpe, Manor House
Skellingthorpe, Manor House

This white brick house of the early nineteenth century has a semi-circular portico of four Tuscan columns supporting a Doric entablature.

Pearl Wheatley, 2012

Skellingthorpe, Manor House
Skellingthorpe, National Cycle Network
Skellingthorpe, National Cycle Network
Skellingthorpe, National Cycle Network

"This is one of 1000 mileposts funded by The Royal Bank of Scotland to mark the creation of the National Cycle Network"

A Millennium project on the line of the old railway, just off Lincoln Road, near Grid Reference SK927716.

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Skellingthorpe, National Cycle Network, railway
Skellingthorpe, Old Village Hall Scout Hut
Skellingthorpe, Old Village Hall Scout Hut
Skellingthorpe, Old Village Hall Scout Hut

Date Stone reads "W.I. VILLAGE HALL 1928" 

"The Village Hall is on High Street and is now used by the local scouts as their HQ"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skellingthorpe 

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Skellingthorpe, Old Village Hall Scout Hut
Skellingthorpe, Old Wood, Hunting Bank
Skellingthorpe, Old Wood, Hunting Bank
Skellingthorpe, Old Wood, Hunting Bank

Picture taken at Grid Reference SK899719 with the hunting bank on the right.

"A hunting bank would have been an area of cleared ground, fenced in with willow into which the deer would be driven. Archers waited just outside the area to pick off the deer as they were herded into the bank"

http://www.naturalworldcentre.co.uk/uploads/2015/04/Skellingthorpe-Old-Wood.pdf 

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Skellingthorpe, Old Wood, Hunting Bank
Skellingthorpe, RAF Skellingthorpe Memorial
Skellingthorpe, RAF Skellingthorpe Memorial
Skellingthorpe, RAF Skellingthorpe Memorial

"THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THIS PARISH IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE of THE AIRMEN AND WOMEN OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE AND OTHER ALLIED AIR FORCES WHO SERVED AT R.A.F. SKELLINGINTHORPE WITHIN THIS PARISH 1941 - 1945"

Located near the Community Centre on the site of the old railway station.

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Skellingthorpe, RAF Skellingthorpe Memorial
Skellingthorpe, railway line removal
Skellingthorpe, railway line removal
Skellingthorpe, railway line removal

The Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway was an ambitious 171 mile project to link Warrington in the west and new docks at Sutton on Sea in the east, thus giving a new outlet for Derbyshire coal.

In the event, in 1896 only the central portion, from Chesterfield to Pyewipe on the outskirts of Lincoln was built and Skellingthorpe became the line's only Lincolnshire station.

The line lost its passenger service in 1955. The route, however, was important for coal trains to Immingham and seasonal passenger trains taking people from north Nottinghamshire to the Lincolnshire seaside and remained in use until total closure in 1980.

The track, seen here near Skellingthorpe, was removed in 1981.

Peter Grey Archive, 1981

Skellingthorpe, railway line, Pyewipe,
Skellingthorpe, Railway Station (Site Of)
Skellingthorpe, Railway Station (Site Of)
Skellingthorpe, Railway Station (Site Of)

"The Community Centre, Village Office and Youth Centre are built on the site of the original railway station along with the former weighbridge office which is now used as the Heritage Centre"

http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/Skellingthorpe/section.asp?catId=18102 

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Skellingthorpe, Railway Station (Site of)
Skellingthorpe, Railway Station (Site Of)
Skellingthorpe, Railway Station (Site Of)
Skellingthorpe, Railway Station (Site Of)

Sign on the wall of the Community Centre.

"The first station to serve the village was opened by the Great Northern Railway on the line between Lincoln and Gainsborough which closed in 1868 although the line is still operational today.

The second station was opened in March 1897 by the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway on its main line from Chesterfield to Lincoln.

It was closed by British Railways in 1955, though freight and passenger trains continued to pass for some years after that.

It was the only LD&ECR station in Lincolnshire, since to the east it crossed the GN&GE Joint line at Pyewipe Junction onto GNR metals into Lincoln.

Only two LD&ECR stations had a level crossing, Skellingthorpe and Bolsover South.

The station building stood to the north of the tracks. It was built in the LD&ECR's standard modular style"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skellingthorpe_railway_station  

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Skellingthorpe, railway station
Skellingthorpe, Railway Station, Weighbridge Office
Skellingthorpe, Railway Station, Weighbridge Office
Skellingthorpe, Railway Station, Weighbridge Office

Former weighbridge office now used as a Heritage Room.

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Skellingthorpe, Railway Station, Weighbridge Office
Skellingthorpe, School
Skellingthorpe, School
Skellingthorpe, School

Viewed from St Lawrence's Churchyard. 

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 states "A new School was built in 1856, and is supported partly by grants from Christ's and Spittal Hospitals"

Kelly's Directory 1919 states "Public Elementary (Endowed) School (mixed), built with master's house, in 1856; enlarged in 1899; the endowment comprises £50 yearly from the Spital Hospital; the school will hold 150 children; Richard Hatton Brooks, master".

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Skellingthorpe, School
Skellingthorpe, Skellingthorpe Hall
Skellingthorpe, Skellingthorpe Hall
Skellingthorpe, Skellingthorpe Hall

The porch of the Hall has Doric pilasters with fluted columns and a finely carved screen behind.

Pearl Wheatley, 2012

Skellingthorpe, Hall
Skellingthorpe, Skellingthorpe Hall
Skellingthorpe, Skellingthorpe Hall
Skellingthorpe, Skellingthorpe Hall

Skellingthorpe Hall was built in the early nineteenth century. The south-east side of the house in this view has windows with external shutters.

Pearl Wheatley, 2012

Skellingthorpe, Hall
Skellingthorpe, St Lawrence
Skellingthorpe, St Lawrence
Skellingthorpe, St Lawrence

St Lawrence's was built by Kendall & Pope in 1855 in Early English style.

The windows have plate tracery and there is a triplet of lancets in the east window of the chancel - all typical of the E. E. period. 

October 2016

Skellingthorpe, St Lawrence, Kendall & Pope
Skellingthorpe, St Lawrence
Skellingthorpe, St Lawrence
Skellingthorpe, St Lawrence

St Lawrence's suffered a severe fire in 1916 and was inadequately repaired.

A recent addition has been the polgonal glass roof dome over the central part of the nave.

October 2016

Skellingthorpe, St Lawrence
Skellingthorpe, St Lawrence, Churchyard, Henry Stone
Skellingthorpe, St Lawrence, Churchyard, Henry Stone
Skellingthorpe, St Lawrence, Churchyard, Henry Stone

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1872 states :-

"The manor, with a large estate here, including the farms called Decoy Lounds and Stone's Place, was bequeathed, in 1693, by Henry Stone, Esq., to Christ's Hospital, London.

He died January 26th, 1693, and a tomb, erected to his memory, by the Governors of the Hospital, close to the south entrance of the churchyard, still marks his grave"

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Skellingthorpe, Saint Lawrence, churchyard, Henry Stone, Christ's Hospital
Skellingthorpe, Stone Arms
Skellingthorpe, Stone Arms
Skellingthorpe, Stone Arms

Named after Henry Stone a former Lord of the Manor.

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 states "The manor, with a large estate here, was bequeathed, in 1693, by Henry Stone, Esq., to Christ's Hospital, London, including the farms called Decoy, Lounds, and Stone's Place"

And 

"Lascelles Ralph, timber dealer and vict. Stone's Arms" 

Listed in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919  "Waring Leonard W.Stones Arms P.H. (People's Refreshment House Association Limited)"

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Skellingthorpe, Stone Arms, Public House, People's Refreshment House Association
Skellingthorpe, The Plough
Skellingthorpe, The Plough
Skellingthorpe, The Plough

"The Plough is believed to have been the local beer house"

http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/Skellingthorpe/section.asp?catId=18102 

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Skellingthorpe, The Plough, Public House, Beer House
Skellingthorpe, The Grove
Skellingthorpe, The Grove
Skellingthorpe, The Grove

An early nineteenth century house built of white brick with hipped roof.

Pearl Wheatley, 2012

Skellingthorpe, The Grove
Skellingthorpe, The Grove (Skellingthorpe Farm)
Skellingthorpe, The Grove (Skellingthorpe Farm)
Skellingthorpe, The Grove (Skellingthorpe Farm)

Ashlar plaque displayed on a west wall of The Grove.

"SKELLINGTHORPE FARM ERECTED MDCCCXIII ... " ie erected 1813.

Building here marked as Skellingthorpe Farm on the OS 25 inch map published 1907. 

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Skellingthorpe, The Grove, Farm
Skellingthorpe, War Memorial
Skellingthorpe, War Memorial
Skellingthorpe, War Memorial

"First World War memorial, created by masons M Tuttell and Son of Lincoln and unveiled on 22 May 1920, with further names added after the Second World War"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1440929 

Located at the edge of St Lawrence's Churchyard.

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Skellingthorpe, War Memorial, M Tuttell and Son
Skellingthorpe, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Skellingthorpe, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Skellingthorpe, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

In "A List And Brief Details Of Chapels In The Lincoln Circuits Past And Present" prepared by Colin Shepherdson (Revised October 2000) it is stated that :-

"i) Services were held in a barn from 1817 and until a chapel was erected in 1822. Both have subsequently been demolished.

ii) A stonelaying for a new chapel, in the High Street, took place on the 6.8.1894 and the building opened on the 10.12.1894. The chapel is still in use with a membership of 38" 

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Skellingthorpe, Wesleyan Methodist Church Chapel
Skellingthorpe, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Skellingthorpe, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Skellingthorpe, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Date stone reading "WESLEY CHAPEL 1894"

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Skellingthorpe, Wesleyan Methodist Church Chapel
Skellingthorpe, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Skellingthorpe, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Skellingthorpe, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Two of the foundation stones dated 1894.

Albert Wingfield Hall was  a "Provision Merchant, Mayor of Lincoln 1893/4 and 1894/5.  He operated a wholesale pea business from the Pea Warehouse in Wigford Yard"

http://www.itsaboutlincoln.co.uk/hall-to-hill.html

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Skellingthorpe, Wesleyan Methodist Church Chapel, Albert Wingfield Hall
Skellingthorpe, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Skellingthorpe, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Skellingthorpe, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

A second view of the chapel, fronting on High Street in the centre of the village.

July 2020

 

Skellingthorpe, Methodist Chapel