Jim's Yard - Antiques. Salvage. Timber. Logs.
Based in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds serving Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Rooted in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Jim’s Antiques, Salvage & Timber is a rustic retail emporium like no other selling all the things we love that can be hard to find on the high street.
Lincolnshire Logs & Woodchip
Log and woodchips - Jim’s Antiques, Salvage & Timber sell and deliver seasoned Lincolnshire hard wood logs, a by-product of felled timber (unless suitable for carving or structural timber) in the Lincolnshire Wolds. Logs by the full load or half load delivered free to Market Rasen, Tealby, Walesby, Ludford and North Willingham. We also sell logs in cubic metre bags and timber in lengths. Logs are sold at low cost delivery within Lincolnshire (North, North East, West Lindsey, East Lindsey, North Kesteven, Lincoln etc.) to reduce fuel costs, recycle and help you reduce your carbon footprint. We deliver logs all year for open fires, log burners, multi fuel stoves, wood chip burners, wood burning stoves, biomass boilers, Aga, Rayburn and chimineas.
We sell woodchip for mulch, weed suppression, moisture retention, gardens, path and play areas in different woodchip grades. This helps us recycle natural materials and supports our environmental policy.
Chainsaw Carving & Wood Sculpture
Jim’s Antiques, Salvage & Timber create chainsaw carvings and rustic furniture using local wood making the best use out of sustainable natural resources. Commissions done to order.
Antiques & Salvage
Antiques, salvage, reclaim, gardenalia, retro and vintage items, old pots and planters, handmade wooden trugs, gifts and artisan crafts in natural and reclaimed fabrics, created by talented local Lincolnshire crafters and artists. Jim's Antiques, Salvage and Timber offers 3 antiques rooms with several sale spaces for rent, including private rooms, cabinets and outside spaces.
Located at the highest crossing on Lincolnshire Wolds the site of Jim’s Yard has long been a place of quiet significance. The crossing, established on an ancient track-way linking the market towns of Caistor and Horncastle, is thought to date back to the Bronze age. A barrow (or burial mound) from the era can be clearly see a few hundred yards away.
The site, situated at the top of Bully Hill, also has an industrial tail to tell. Beneath the hill is a vast aquifer (underground reservoir) from which pours forth the source of the River Rase. In 1086 the Domesday Book recorded a dozen working water mills on the Rase beneth Bully Hill. At the time it was mainly corn being milled however by the 18th century paper was the areas main export. The road running west from Bully Hill still bears the name Paper Mill Lane.
Bully Hill’s location has always made it an important waypoint. This continued into the 20th century when it was the site of a cafe where wandering motorists could stop for tea and cake. By the 1980’s refreshment was joined by recuperation with the opening of Lincolnshire’s highest guest house, Wold View Bed & Breakfast. Still there to this day it’s as well placed as ever to provide respite from the road with commanding views of the Wolds, Lincoln, and the Trent Valley.
So it was here in this lofty East Anglian oasis that Jim’s Yard first sprang into existence. Local woodsman Jim Kendall first came to Bully Hill in 2000 where he quickly chopped, carved, and grafted out an existence in ‘the tree game’. At the same time Jim began to indulged his other passion; Hoarding. For 9 years every conceivable type of raw material and reclaim was brought back to the yard. Timber, local stone, ironmongery, furniture, tiles, cobbles, the lot. “He’d have had Hadrian’s Wall if it would have gone in the back of the van” or so the saying went. Finally in the summer of 2009 the old sheds came down and the footings were dug. Jim’s vision of a reclaimed retail outlet and work space were about to take form.
Many people remember the winter of 2010 but the brickys and craftsmen working on the build remember it better than most. The UK recorded all time record low temperatures for December. Up on Wolds it was even colder. Hot tea froze in the mug, while gas heaters were used to thaw the bricks before they could be laid.
With great white winter behind him Jim and the team forged ahead and by 2013 it was done. The new Jim’s Yard boasts an art gallery, exclusive holiday let, an extensive antique and salvage collection, meeting room, as well as offices and a workshop for his arboricultural business Lincolnshire Tree Services. Eco-conscious from conception to operation the site is service by a high efficiency biomass boil fed with by-product wood from Lincolnshire Tree Services. At the same time all secondary water needs are met by a rain water harvesting system.
The now completed Jim’s Yard offers a wide range of local and reclaimed curiosities. Jim’s Antiques Salvage & Timber encompasses an array of vintage, retro and gardenalia. If you’re in search of one-off items with stories all of their own come and browse in-yard or on-line.
Five years on and Jim’s Yard is going strong.
Antiques Salvage and Timber stock is replenished regularly and there’s always something unusual to catch your eye. We’ve even attracted the attention of BBCs Antiques Road Trip who came to film Jim for their new series this year.
The holiday let has been refurbished and reopened as Horizon Barn this summer, offering luxurious self-catered accommodation.