The author of this page has been advised that the parish register in the Archives has been damaged by fire and is too fragile to access.
The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Graffoe Deanery to make your search easier.
There was a chapel for Wesleyan Methodists in the parish, built in 1894 to seat 200. The Primitive Methodists also had a chapel here. For more on researching these chapel records, see our non-conformist religions page.
Richard CROFT has a photograph of the Methodist Church on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2009.
This village and parish lie just west of Lincoln in Lincolnshire, across the Fossdyke Navigation canal. Saxilby parish is to the north-west and the city and parish of Lincoln lies due east. The parish covers just over 6,200 acres and includes the hamlet of Swallow Beck.
If you are planning a visit:
All railway service to Skellingthorpe ended in 1980.
Take the A46 bypass (around the west side of Lincoln), take the Birchwood turnoff and head west to Skellington.
The parish boundaries and size have changed over time, so look in neighboring parishes for family history information. In the 1800s, the parish covered 6,220 acres. In 1921, it covered only 5,600 acres.
The parish was in the Lower division of the ancient Boothby Graffoe Wapentake in the North Kesteven division of the county, in the parts of Kesteven.