Church of St James, Church Street, Skillington - South Kesteven

A church dating from the C11 (with later alterations). There are problems with rising damp and the below-ground drainage system and water dispersal from the building needs to be addressed. It is possible that part of the nave requires re-roofing, and the north aisle and south transept/chapel and porch roof coverings require repair. There is water ingress to several roofs. Ivy growth has taken hold externally to the tower and vestry.

Church of St James, Church Street, Skillington - South Kesteven
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST JAMES
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1168300
  • Local Planning Authority: South Kesteven
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St James
  • Street Name: Church Street
  • County: Lincolnshire
  • District / Borough: South Kesteven
  • Parish: Skillington
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Grantham and Stamford
  • Region: East Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA