History & Heritage in Lincolnshire

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Lincoln Castle, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Lincoln Castle, Lincoln

Lincoln Castle is built on the site of a Roman fort and for a while, used as a prison. Constructed in 1068, it is one of the first Norman castles built. There are several museums in the castle one of which houses one of the four surviving originals of the Magna Carta. You can presently walk ov...

Stamford Railway Station, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Stamford Railway Station, Stamford

Stamford railway station is 12.5 miles (20 km) west of Peterborough opened by the Syston and Peterborough Railway, part of the present day Birmingham to Peterborough Line. It is owned by Network Rail and operated by East Midlands Trains who operate a limited service. The station was formerly k...

Memorial Garden, Boston, Lincolnshire

Memorial Garden, Boston

A fitting and respectful tribute for those who fell during both world wars. There are fifty-seven separate memorial plaques commemorating individual campaigns, branches of the forces or forces support organisations. The cenotaph is engraved on all four sides.

Rauceby Railway Station, Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Rauceby Railway Station, Sleaford

Rauceby railway station is close to the western border of Quarrington and just over half-a-mile south of the village of South Rauceby. Originally it served Rauceby Mental Hospital that was closed in 1998 and now serves commuters living in the new housing estates that comprise the Greylees suburb...

Spalding Railway Station, Spalding, Lincolnshire

Spalding Railway Station, Spalding

The station is owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midland Trains. Unusually for Lincolnshire stations, there are staff available between 06:30-14:30 Monday to Saturday although this might be withdrawn at some point in the future. The facilities on offer include two shelters, bicycle sto...

Hubberts Bridge Railway Station, Hubberts Bridge, Lincolnshire

Hubberts Bridge Railway Station, Hubberts Bridge

Hubberts Bridge railway station is located on the Sleaford to Boston section of the Nottingham to Skegness line. The station is now owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains. A signal box at the West end of the station supervises a level crossing and the western end of the sing...

Thorpe Culvert Railway Station, Thorpe St Peter, Lincolnshire

Thorpe Culvert Railway Station, Thorpe St Peter

Thorpe Culvert railway station serves the village of Thorpe St Peter and is situated 7 miles (11 km) from the popular seaside resort of Skegness. Owned by Network Rail it is managed by East Midlands Trains who provide all rail services. A signal box is present to supervise a level crossing. Th...

Metheringham Railway Station, Metheringham, Lincolnshire

Metheringham Railway Station, Metheringham

The station was opened on 1 July 1882 and named Blankney and Metheringham. It closed to passengers on 11 September 1961. During 1975 it was once again opened and this time known only as Metheringham. The station is currently owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains. The statio...

Saint Michael & All Angels Church, Thorpe on the Hill, Lincolnshire

Saint Michael & All Angels Church, Thorpe on the Hill

The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Michael and seats 200. In the early 20th century the entire building, except for the tower, was demolished. New foundations were laid and the church was rebuilt. Thorpe on the Hill is both a village and a parish south-west of the city of Lincoln...

Ancaster Railway Station, Ancaster, Lincolnshire

Ancaster Railway Station, Ancaster

Ancaster railway station is 11.5 miles north of Grantham on the Nottingham to Skegness Line. It still has a working signal box at the west end of the station and offers limited facilities including two shelters, bicycle storage, timetables and modern 'Help Points'. The station is now owned by...

Ruskington Railway Station, Ruskington, Lincolnshire

Ruskington Railway Station, Ruskington

Ruskington railway station opened in 1882 as part of the Great Northern and Great Eastern Joint Railway between Sleaford and Lincoln Central. Closed in 1961 it was reopened in 1975 and is owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains who provide all rail services. The station is un...

Lincoln Central Railway Station, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Lincoln Central Railway Station, Lincoln

Lincoln Central is now the only station in the city since the closure of Lincoln St. Marks. Its buildings were designed in the mid-19th century by John Henry Taylor of London and are built in a Tudor revival style of yellow brick with stone dressings and slate roofs. The station is owned by Ne...

Boston Railway Station, Boston, Lincolnshire

Boston Railway Station, Boston

The station opened for service on 17 October 1848 with the opening of the Great Northern Railway East Lincolnshire line. In its heyday the station employed over 50 staff and the Skegness bound platform had classic GNR architecture which has now been replaced with plastic shelters. The station...

Moneys Mill, Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Moneys Mill, Sleaford

Moneys Mill is a Grade II Listed former corn mill located in a car park. It shares the space with a few shops and a popular bar. Today, it is currently being used as a cafe with seating on the ground and first floor. One of the many sites of interest in the market town of Sleaford.

Greetwell Old Quarry, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Greetwell Old Quarry, Lincoln

A mostly unknown spot in the county, Greetwell old quarry is located on the northeast edge of Lincoln. For centuries ironstone and limestone has been quarried and the original site supplied stone for the nearby cathedral. There are tremendous views and unspoilt areas of nature.