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...

Lade Bank Pumping Station, Old Leake, Lincolnshire

Lade Bank Pumping Station, Old Leake

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...

Orme Almshouses, Louth, Lincolnshire

Orme Almshouses, Louth

It was in 1885 that James Fowler built the Orme's almshouses on Eastgate. The buildings are Jacobean in style with ornamental gardens and are set back from the street. Revd Frederick Orme housed ten poor men there and today, through charity, this work has continued. Please note the properti...

Langrick Bridge, Langrick, Lincolnshire

Langrick Bridge, Langrick

The single lane steel bridge in Langrick spans the river Witham and offers wonderful views of the surrounding land and moored narrowboats. Langrick itself is a small village in the East Lindsey district of the county and is 5 miles (8 km) north-west from Boston. The village lies in the Fe...

Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway, Skegness, Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway, Skegness

The LCLR has been described as the first heritage railway to be built on a greenfield site by enthusiasts in the UK. It was originally at Humberston near Cleethorpes in the north east of the county and in July 2019 celebrates its first decade. Please visit the website for further information a...

Exchequer Gate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Exchequer Gate, Lincoln

Exchequer Gate is three splendid arched walkways located at the cathedral end of Castle Hill The gate was constructed during the 14th century and it is here that local tennats came to pay rent to the church. Above the arches are two further floors of rooms, which were at one time rented dwelli...

Wrawby Postmill, Wrawby, Lincolnshire

Wrawby Postmill, Wrawby

Wrawby Postmill is a late 18th century windmill near Brigg, built to serve the Elsham Hall estate. Originally, it bore four common sails, but through most of its working life had the popular combination of power with flexibility from two common and two spring sails. It became disused and derelict...

Wainfleet Railway Station, Wainfleet All Saints, Lincolnshire

Wainfleet Railway Station, Wainfleet All Saints

Wainfleet railway station has its own signal box at the east end of the platforms. The station is 5 miles (8 km) west of Skegness on the Skegness - Grantham - Nottingham line. Owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains the station is unstaffed and offers limited facilities. I...

South Kyme Tower, South Kyme, Lincolnshire

South Kyme Tower, South Kyme

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...

Scunthorpe United FC, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

Scunthorpe United FC, Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe United football club is located in the bustling town of Scunthopre, in the north of the county. The club was formed in 1899 and turned professional in 1912. The team is nicknamed The Iron and wears a home strip of claret and blue. The stadium, Glanford Park, has a capacity of 9,088 and...

Havenhouse Railway Station, Croft, Lincolnshire

Havenhouse Railway Station, Croft

Havenhouse railway station is situated 3 miles (5 km) south-west of Skegness. The station was originally called Croft Bank. There was formerly a Seacroft railway station between Havenhouse and Skegness, but it is now closed. Owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains it is unsta...

Gainsthorpe Medieval Village, Hibaldstow, Lincolnshire

Gainsthorpe Medieval Village, Hibaldstow

One of the best-preserved examples in England of a medieval village. Clearly visible as a complex of grassy humps and bumps. According to legend demolished as a den of thieves, the real reason for its abandonment remains uncertain. The area/site is managed by English Heritage.

Fosdyke Bridge, Fosdyke, Lincolnshire

Fosdyke Bridge, Fosdyke

Spanning the river Welland, a wooden bridge was first built in 1815 to carry traffic from Boston to Kings Lynn. In the early years of the 20th century, this was scrapped and replaced by a metal swing bridge. Today, it carries the almost non-stop traffic of the A17. Fosdyke is a village and one...

Moorland Park Methodist Church, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Moorland Park Methodist Church, Lincoln

  The church has stood for years and there is a lovely and friendly atmosphere. There is a long history to the place and this can be researched on the official website.

St Andrew's Church, Boothby Pagnell, Lincolnshire

St Andrew's Church, Boothby Pagnell

Within the historical village of Boothby Pagnell stands St Andrews Church, a Grade II listed building that retains a Norman tower, font and nave. The village is a civil parish in the South Kesteven district of the county, situated on the B1176, south of Grantham. A small community with an 11th ce...