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Skillington village
Skillington is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population345 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK897258
• London95 mi (153 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGrantham
Postcode districtNG33
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°49′21″N 0°40′11″W / 52.822630°N 0.669695°W / 52.822630; -0.669695Coordinates: 52°49′21″N 0°40′11″W / 52.822630°N 0.669695°W / 52.822630; -0.669695

Skillington is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 345.[1] It is situated 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west from the A1 road, 6 miles (10 km) south from Grantham, and is within 3 miles (5 km) of the Leicestershire border.

St James' church

Nearby villages include Buckminster, Sproxton, Stainby, Sewstern, Colsterworth and Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, with the latter the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton.[2]

The parish church is a Grade I listed building dedicated to Saint James. It dates from the 11th century and is built of limestone. The tower dates from the 13th century. The vestry was added in the 19th century. The font is 14th-century, and there is a 17th-century oak chest. Built into the north wall of the chancel are two 13th-century grave slabs, one re-used in memory of John Bowfield, who died in 1730. There are two stained glass windows to the memory of the Rev Charles Hudson, vicar, killed on the Matterhorn in 1865.[3]


  1. ^ "Civil Paerish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for Nationasl Statistics. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ Gleick, J. Isaac Newton. Harper Perennial; 3rd edition (2004)
  3. ^ Historic England. "St James, Skillington (1168300)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 August 2011.

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