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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, 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