History & Heritage in Lincolnshire

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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.

The Handley Monument, Sleaford, Lincolnshire

The Handley Monument, Sleaford

The Handleys were a prominent family in Sleaford during the late 18th century and early 19th century. An offshoot of the notable Newark family, the Handleys of Sleaford came to hold position as lawyers, bankers, politicians and clerics in the town and attained great wealth and holdings in the are...

Spilsby Town FC, Spilsby, Lincolnshire

Spilsby Town FC, Spilsby

Spilsby Town FC were formed in 1881 and play in the Boston Cropleys Suzuki Premier Division. Although outside the football league system, clubs have in recent years moved up to the Lincolnshire Football League and then the Central Midlands League or United Counties League (the 12th level of the f...

Sleaford Castle Earthworks, Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Sleaford Castle Earthworks, Sleaford

The castle was built by the Bishop of Lincoln in the early 1120s. Habitable as late as 1555 it fell into disrepair during the later half of the 16th century and all that remains are earthworks. Two English monarchs are known to have stayed at the castle, King John and Henry VIII. Image cour...

Sleaford Railway Station, Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Sleaford Railway Station, Sleaford

Sleaford railway station is ideally located for the high street (less than a minute's walk) and other places of interest in the town. The station is owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains. It is the last remaining market town in the county to be served by both north-south an...

Swineshead Railway Station, Swineshead, Lincolnshire

Swineshead Railway Station, Swineshead

The station is actually located in the hamlet of Swineshead Bridge some miles north of Swineshead. Like many Lincolnshire stations it is unstaffed and offers limited facilities other than two shelters, bicycle storage, timetables and modern 'Help Points'. The full range of tickets for travel a...

St Christopher's Methodist Church, Grimsby, Lincolnshire

St Christopher's Methodist Church, Grimsby

Welcoming and friendly, St Christopher's Methodist Church can be found on Welhome Road. Holy Communion is taken on the 3rd Sunday of the month and there are events from Monday to Thursday including Pipe Band, Girl's Brigade Club, Boy's Club and more. Revd Katie Deakins is the pastoral min...

Saint Faith's Church, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Saint Faith's Church, Lincoln

St. Faiths is a Church of England parish church serving the West End of Lincoln. This includes the traditional residential area around West Parade, Newland St. West, Carholme Rd., Yarborough Rd and parts of the shopping centre. There has been a church in Charles Street West for over a hundred yea...

All Saints Church, Fosdyke, Lincolnshire

All Saints Church, Fosdyke

The name of the village is derived from Old English and Old Norse. There is a Grade II listed Anglican church dedicated to All Saints. In the late 19th century it was entirely rebuilt in brick on the site of an older church, in an Early English style. The architect was Edward Browning.

Hackthorn Hall, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Hackthorn Hall, Lincoln

A truly unique setting available to hire for your special event! The gardens and grounds around Hackthorn Hall are available to hire for all types of private functions. Arrangements can be made to provide marquees, catering, and flowers - all you would need! The gardens are open to the public...

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...

Risegate Eau Pumping Station, Fosdyke, Lincolnshire

Risegate Eau Pumping Station, Fosdyke

The pumping station was built in 1964 and is managed by Welland and Deepings Internal Drainage Board. Nearby Fosdyke is a village and civil parish in the borough of Boston. The population is little more than 500 and is situated 7 miles from the town of Boston.

Henry Godson's Almshouses, Heckington, Lincolnshire

Henry Godson's Almshouses, Heckington

In the delightful village of Heckington, on a pleasant and traditional green, stand the Henry Godson Almshouses. Constructed in 1886 they feature red brick in Flemish bond, slate roofs with raised stone coped gables and moulded kneelers. Godson bequeathed four Almshouses to the village and they...

West Bank Lighthouse, Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire

West Bank Lighthouse, Sutton Bridge

The East and the West Bank Lighthouses in Sutton Bridge are both Grade II listed buildings. Both are described as early 19th century structures with 20th century alterations. Both are brick built, and have been rendered and colour washed. They each consist of a single central red brick stack o...

RAF College Cranwell, Cranwell, Lincolnshire

RAF College Cranwell, Cranwell

RAF College Cranwell is a thriving RAF Station in the heart of the county with a long and distinguished history dating back to its foundations as a Royal Navy Training Establishment in 1916. It was the world’s first Air Academy and today it continues to select and train the next generation of o...