SK9272 : St Lawrence's church, Skellingthorpe

taken 6 years ago, near to Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

St Lawrence's church, Skellingthorpe
St Lawrence's church, Skellingthorpe
From the south west.
St Lawrence's church, Skellingthorpe


Grade II listed
There has been a church on the site since the 13th century.
By 1854 the church was in a dilapidated condition and was rebuilt in 1855 by Hussey, using much of the old materials. There was a nave with clerestory, north and south aisles, and also a spire on the tower roof. The lower stages of the tower still contain some mediaeval masonry.

In 1916 there was a severe fire which left only the walls standing. Due to limited funds, only the chancel was given a permanent roof, the nave had a temporary roof which lasted nearly 80 years!
The spire was never rebuilt, and the aisle arcades replaced with brick and concrete ones.

The church was re-ordered in 1992 when the nave and aisle roofs, internal columns and pews were removed, and a new roof which spans the whole width of the church containing a glass lantern skylight.
Services are now held in the nave part of the church, with the chancel being used for the creche and for more intimate services.
There is a fine east window by Edward Payne.
The church now has a Kitchen, toilet and Wi-fi.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 17 November, 2015   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 17 November, 2015
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Church (from Tags)
St Lawrence 
Place (from Tags)
Skellingthorpe 
Primary Subject of Photo
Church 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 925 721 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:14.2725N 0:36.8944W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 925 720
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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