Skillington Life

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As shown on the location map on the home page Skillington is located about 1½ miles west of the A1 Great North Road, South of Grantham and North of Stamford. Communications are excellent by road in every direction. It’s about 70 minutes to Kings Cross by train from Grantham using the East Coast Main line.


Click on this link to view brief history of Skillington (5 minutes reading). Also on the history page you can download past resident Trevor Palmer’s book called “A History of Skillington” for free.


The village itself is a crab shaped village, rather than a linear one, with a wide diversity of housing to suit all tastes and pockets. The diversity of its people is broad, and as opposed to many villages Skillington has not become the domain of the well off at the expense of everyone else. A broad range of activities therefore ensues, much of which which you can glean from this web site.


At the Centre of the village there is the village green which serves to host local activities The two pubs The Crossed Swords Inn and The Blue Horse Inn front on to the village green. It is a very pleasant place to sit watching the world go by with a pint in one’s hand on a summers evening. Both pubs are free houses and also have good dining and snack facilities as well as serving an excellent pint. A short account of the history of these pubs can be found on this web site by clicking this link.


There is a C of E church and Methodist Chapel in the village. Further details including some history of each can be found at this link.

About Skillington

Unfortunately we have no shop. The nearest being a local co-op a couple of miles away in Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth.  However, Grantham is 10 minutes away by car which has large supermarkets for the weekly shop. There is daily bus service to and from Grantham four times a day. The beautiful town of Stamford is about 20 minutes south on the A1.


Each year we have a bikers rally where motorcyclists converge on Skillington from far afield. More about that in the Whats On section.


Buckminster Gliding Club is a mile away to the west and open to the public 7 days a week. One can just take a trip to see the area from a different perspective. And if you get hooked you can book a course of instruction with a view to becoming a fully qualified glider pilot.

Skillington came second in the UK wide award for the “Britain in Bloom” competition in the small village category in 2005.


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