Things To Do near The Forge Cottage

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St Peter & St Paul's Church, Old Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire

St Peter & St Paul's Church, Old Bolingbroke (approx. 7 miles away)

Seating about 250 people, the church was built of traditional Spilsby sandstone c1363 by John of Gaunt and originally three times its current size. The church suffered at the hands of Oliver Cromwell and fellow parliamentarians as they laid seige at Bolingbroke Castle in 1643 and was restored and...

Lade Bank Pumping Station, Old Leake, Lincolnshire

Lade Bank Pumping Station, Old Leake (approx. 7 miles away)

A Grade II listed building, the pumping station at Lade Bank was built in 1867. The station was rebuilt in 1938 alongside the earlier building. New oil engines were installed in 1940. The purpose of the station was to counteract the effects of the shrinking of the peat in the East Fen wit...

Boston Golf Club, Boston, Lincolnshire

Boston Golf Club, Boston (approx. 7 miles away)

The Boston Golf Club provides a parkland oasis amongst the fertile Lincolnshire Fens. Water comes into play at a number of holes and the 18 hole course provides a challenge to both the beginner and more experienced golfer alike.

St Mary's & All Saints Church, South Kyme, Lincolnshire

St Mary's & All Saints Church, South Kyme (approx. 8 miles away)

The Anglican parish church in South Kyme is dedicated to St. Mary and All Saints and dates back to the Norman era. It was during the 12th Century that Philip de Kyme, Sheriff of Lincolnshire, founded a priory in South Kyme for Augustine Canons, dedicating it to St. Mary. The historic...

St Helen's Church, West Keal, Lincolnshire

St Helen's Church, West Keal (approx. 8 miles away)

The church was built of green sandstone and brick on a rise above the village in 1623. Part of the church was rebuilt in 1866 and after the church tower fell in September 1881, it was rebuilt in c1844.

South Kyme Tower, South Kyme, Lincolnshire

South Kyme Tower, South Kyme (approx. 8 miles away)

South Kyme is a small village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of the county. On a site to the west of the village stands the Grade I listed Kyme Tower. This was a medieval castle which is believed to have been built during the late 14th century by Gilbert de Umfraville, third Earl...

Roman Remains, Horncastle, Lincolnshire

Roman Remains, Horncastle (approx. 8 miles away)

During the 4th century, the occupying Roman army built a fort at Horncastle but the town was not on any important roads, suggesting that the River Bain was the principal route of access. Roman Horncastle has become known as Banovallum (i.e. "Wall on the River Bain") – this name has been adopted...

21 Mile Poacher Country Cycle Route, Horncastle, Lincolnshire

21 Mile Poacher Country Cycle Route, Horncastle (approx. 8 miles away)

For something easier on the legs, there is no shortage of circular day rides to be found in Lincolnshire. Horncastle is a market town in the East Lindsey district of the county, set within valleys and winding streams, sweeping beautiful countryside. Please visit the link below for content that...

Horncastle Library, Horncastle, Lincolnshire

Horncastle Library, Horncastle (approx. 8 miles away)

Horncastle Library is one of many splendid lending libraries within the county and is brimming with well stocked bookshelves covering a wide selection of genres. Organised, spacious and wheelchair friendly there is comfortable seating and helpful staff on hand with any questions or inquiries you...

St Peter's Church, Stixwould, Lincolnshire

St Peter's Church, Stixwould (approx. 8 miles away)

In the village of Stixwould the parish church is a Grade II listed building dedicated to Saint Peter. It was rebuilt during the early decades of the 19th century. The font dates from the 16th century and there is a 13th century grave slab. Interestingly, Alice Cranmer, the sister of Archb...

Horncastle Medical Group & Dispensary, Horncastle, Lincolnshire

Horncastle Medical Group & Dispensary, Horncastle (approx. 8 miles away)

The Horncastle Medical Group & Dispensary is a five doctor practice working from a converted vicarage.The practice serves the local community. There is ample parking spaces and easy access for the disabled.The market town Horncastle, with its winding streets, quaint shops and many points of interest...

Horncastle Summer Craft Fair, Horncastle, Lincolnshire

Horncastle Summer Craft Fair, Horncastle (approx. 8 miles away)

Special summer market celebrating local crafts and food. Also includes local bands, dancers and singers in addition to funfair rides and a miniature railway. In 2009, the MG Owners Club of Louth displayed about a hundred classic cars.

St Mary's Church, Horncastle, Lincolnshire

St Mary's Church, Horncastle (approx. 8 miles away)

This Anglican parish church, seating approximately 700 people, is mostly built of green Spilsby sandstone. Parts of the Church date from the early 13th century.

William Marwood, Horncastle, Lincolnshire

William Marwood, Horncastle (approx. 8 miles away)

William Marwood was born in Horncastle, 1818, and was a hangman for the British government. He developed the technique of hanging known as the "long drop".The "long drop" technique ensured that the prisoners' neck was broken instantly at the end of the drop, resulting in the prisoner dying of asphyx...

Manor House, Horncastle, Lincolnshire

Manor House, Horncastle (approx. 8 miles away)

Horncastle is a market town in the East Lindsey district of the county.The Manor House, a Grade II listed Georgian town residence, was built during the 18th century, fashioned in red brick with some limestone rubble and ashlar to the rear, a plain tiled roof with stone coped gables and stacks.It sta...