Here is a photo of St. Nicholas church, taken by (and copyright of) Norma CLARE.
Here is a photo of St. Nicholas church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright).
Holy Trinity Church stands on the Spilsby Road, and was designed in the 14th century, but not built until 1848. It was designed to be a Chapel of Ease to St. Nicholas, so check that church for registry entries.
The church seats 400.
Skirbeck Quarter, often listed as a separate parish (which it became in 1912), has a more modern church building. It includes St. Thomas and Holy Trinity churches within its boundaries.
The Anglican parish register for St. Nicholas Church dates from 1661.
The parish register for Holy Trinity Church dates from 1848.
We have the beginning of a Parish Register Extract in a pop-up text file for your review. Your additions and corrections are welcomed.
The Family History Library has the parish register on film 1542045, Item 2. This film covers; baptisms and burials, 1661-1812; baptisms, 1813-1938; marriages, 1661-1767. There are gaps in the coverage.
Skirbeck was both a village and parish on the east coast of Lincolnshire. The parish has a long, V-shaped orientation that wraps around the south and east side of Boston parish. The village has been incorporated into the Borough of Boston since 1932. Fishtoft parish lies to the east, and Wyberton parish to the south and west.
Skirbeck is virtually a suburb of Boston today. If you are planning a visit:
Skirbeck lies between the Boston Docks and Fishtoft.
Bastardy cases would be heard in the Kirton and Skirbeck petty session hearings.
Skirbeck's St. Leonard's Hospital consisted of ten small tenements in 1872. It was near the Maud Foster Drain and housed ten bedesmen. The hospital was founded before 1200 and was held for a time by the Knights Hospitallers of St. John. At that time, it was known as St. John's Hospital.
In Skirbeck Quarter, ten tenements for the residence of poor people were built on the site of Spital House, which was founded in 1625 by Sir Thomas MIDDLECOOTT.