All Saints' Church, Skelton-in-Cleveland, North Yorkshire

Address: Church Lane, Skelton-in-Cleveland, Saltburn-By-The-Sea, North Yorkshire, TS12 2HQ
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Skull-and-crossbones surround a Georgian gem

This secluded Georgian church, is set in parkland with views to Skelton Castle.

Graves with skull-and-crossbone motifs mingle with wild cherry and garlic in the churchyard.

The church was mostly rebuilt in 1785 and probably two previous churches were sited there. Pulpit, box pews and other furnishings seem to date from the rebuilding, with slightly earlier text boards and some older monuments on a remaining Medieval wall.

The herringbone tooling of the outside stonework gives the church a strong local feel, in contrast to the 'Venetian' east window and the dark rose colouring of the interior.

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Road directions

Off A173 on to Church Lane

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Saltburn (1.7 miles). Bus route numbers 28/48/X3/X5.

OS Reference No.

NZ 653 191

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  1. John Lazenby (25 Feb 2013, 13:09)

    Hi, My name is John Lazenby, and I believe that my great-grandfather was buried at AllSaints on 27 Dec 1882, following an accident at North Skelton Pit. He lived at 20 Thomas Street, Skelton and his widow was Louisa Bowes, nee Duck.

    I am hoping to visit the church in March, and wondered if you might kindly assist by providing a location for his grave?

    Many thanks, and best regards,

    John Lazenby

  2. Michael Hansell (12 May 2014, 21:41)

    We have visited this lovely church twice , the latest being yesterday.
    My visits were with an American lady descended from William Lockwood & Ruth (ne Merry). Both are buried here ,William in 1829 & Ruth in 1848. They lived in Skelton from 1792 onwards & had twelve children. Their daughter Frances Lockwood was born here in 1804.& she married here 6 Sep 1836 to Rev Joseph Kipling , a methodist minister born 1805 at Lythe. Their eldest son John Lockwood Kipling born 6 Jul 1837 at Pickering was father of Rudyard Kipling !

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All Saints' Church, Skelton-in-Cleveland, North Yorkshire

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Disabled access

There is a small step into the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.