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Skillington, St James
Skillington, St James
Skillington, St James

The tower has thirteenth-century bell openings with Y-tracery and a broach spire of the Decorated period. The lucarnes are in two tiers.

March 2017

Skillington, St James
Skillington, St James
Skillington, St James
Skillington, St James

A pleasing building of several periods on the edge of the village - on the edge of the county.

March 2017

Skillington, St James
Skillington, St James, capital
Skillington, St James, capital
Skillington, St James, capital

The stiff-leaf capital below the chancel arch.

September 2016

Skillington, St James
Skillington, St James, capital
Skillington, St James, capital
Skillington, St James, capital

Skillington, St James
Skillington, St James, font
Skillington, St James, font
Skillington, St James, font

The fone is octagonal in section and dates from the Perpendicular period.

The decoration is attractive and cleanly cut. In squares on the stem are leaves, flowers and faces. The bowl is decorated with quatrefoils and surmounted by crenallation.

March 2017

Skillington, St James, font
Skillington, St James, grave cover
Skillington, St James, grave cover
Skillington, St James, grave cover

This exceptionally long grave cover is mounted on the north wall of the chancel.

March 2017

Skillington, St James, grave cover
Skillington, St James, interior
Skillington, St James, interior
Skillington, St James, interior

The south arcade (right), 2-bay, dates from the early 13th century; the north arcade and the chnacel arch (ahead) are late in the same century.

September 2016

 

Skillington, St James, Interior
Skillington, St James, label stop
Skillington, St James, label stop
Skillington, St James, label stop

A simple decorative label stop in th interior of St James's church.

September 2016

Skillington, St James, Label stop
Skillington, St James, memorial window
Skillington, St James, memorial window
Skillington, St James, memorial window

Memorial window to Revd Charles Hudson.

September 2016

Skillington, St James, Charles Hudson
Skillington, St James, memorial window
Skillington, St James, memorial window
Skillington, St James, memorial window

Section of the Hudson memorial window depicting the mountaineer's equipment -ropes, ice-axe etc

September 2016

Skillington, St James, Charles Hudson
Skillington, St James, memorial window
Skillington, St James, memorial window
Skillington, St James, memorial window

Inscription beneath the memorial window listing the mountaineers who subscribed to the window.

Subscribers:  A R Abbott, J Barrow, F Birkbeck, J Birkbeck Jnr, Rev G F Browne, Rev H M Butler, H Elwes, W E Forster, J H Fox, W D Freshfield, W Hardman, Hon A Herbert, T W Hinchcliff, Rev G C Hodgkinson, G F Hodgkinson, Rev J J Hornby, G C Joad, A Johnson, E S Kennedy, T S Kennedy, W Longman, W Mathews Jnr, A Reilly, Rev G Robertson, S Robinson, J C Ross, E B Smith, H Smith, Rev C Smyth, Rev G Smyth, F F Tuckett, C Venner, R S Watson, E Whymper, Rev W Wigram, S Winkworth.

September 2016

Skillington, St James
Skillington, St James, memorial window
Skillington, St James, memorial window
Skillington, St James, memorial window

Inscription beneath the memorial window listing the mountaineers who subscribed to the window.

September 2016



Skillington, St James
Skillington, St James, porch
Skillington, St James, porch
Skillington, St James, porch

The south porch dates from the late thirteenth century.

March 2017

Skillington, St James, porch
Skillington, St James, porch detail
Skillington, St James, porch detail
Skillington, St James, porch detail

Leaf capitals at the south porch entrance (late thirteenth century).

March 2017

Skillington, St James porch