St Botolph's Church, Skidbrooke, Lincolnshire

Address: Skidbrooke, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 7DQ
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A lovely marshland church

Set in magnificent isolation in the Lincolnshire marshland, this early Medieval church has the feel of a Great Hall.

The bare and unadorned interior has several wonderful arcades, giving the church its wonderful charm and character.

 

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Road directions

7 miles east of Louth, off B1200

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Cleethorpes (13 miles)

OS Reference No.

TF 439 932

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16/07/14 Wendy Leaney impressed the judges with her skillfully sculpted creation made out of homemade lime and elderflower cordial

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.








PDF iconLincolnshire County Guide (PDF, 4.5mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Lincolnshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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All Saints' Church, Saltfleetby, Lincolnshire The leaning tower of Lincolnshire Saltfleetby, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 7TU
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All Saints' Church,  Theddlethorpe, Lincolnshire

All Saints' Church, Theddlethorpe, Lincolnshire The Cathedral of the Marsh Thacker Bank, Theddlethorpe, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN12 1PE
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Comments

  1. Anonymous (17 Apr 2011, 12:52)

    Amazing - but not charming. Its desolate atmosphere is In full sympathy with the marsh landscape.

  2. Derek Bolton (11 Jul 2012, 07:06)

    When I made my enquiry re Skidbrook church I did not expect such a surprising answer,as I said the church was in a deplorable condition inside and in the churchyard.It was a hasard just to walk across the graveyard.Your organisation has done a wonderful job putting this lovely church back into order,thankyou for the photos.The photograph showing the church as an oasis of trees in the farmland is just as I remember it 73 years ago.Thanks again. D.B.

  3. Michelle Pepper (10 Aug 2012, 07:01)

    As a part of the CCT's 'Archway Project', I spent the day at this Church demonstrating gilding in July 2012. The most unusual days' work I have encountered! Despite St. Botolph's being windowless and empty, this Church still presents an aura of majesty and intrigue. It's not every day that you see the bare bones of a Church. Fascinating.
    Despite the Churches somewhat notorious reputation, I felt nothing but peace working there all day.
    Enjoy your visit and take your peace with you.
    Michelle Pepper

  4. Lynn Barratt (11 Apr 2013, 18:04)

    we saw this church while out cycling and it was good to be able to go and look at it. It was obviously a grand church at one time, and the historical notes were interesting, especially as the village had moved elsewhere! I am glad it has been saved.

  5. Alan Grove (19 Aug 2014, 12:42)

    Had not expected to visit an intact open church. It retains great atmosphere.

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Community information for St Botolph's Church, Skidbrooke

 

All our Lincolnshire churches are in CCT’s North region.

Useful local links

Visit Lincolnshire tourism website 

Lincolnshire Family History Society 

Lincolnshire Churches Trust 

Society for Lincolnshire History & Archaeology 

List of churches in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire is in the Diocese of Lincoln

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St Botolph's Church, Skidbrooke, Lincolnshire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at 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.