Attractions to explore nearby Cogglesford Watermill
Cogglesford Watermill is thought to be the only Sheriff's watermill still in operation in England. The mill sits to the north of Sleaford on banks of River Slea. There is archaeological evidence of a Saxon mill on the site and records in the Domesday book of later mills; the present redbrick structure dates to the late 18th century, with alterations from the 19th Century.
Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum portrays the fascinating story of this historic establishment from its early days as a Royal Naval Air Service base to the current day. It includes interactive exhibits including a Jet Provost flight simulator, Vampire T11 Cockpit, exhibitions and artefacts. There is also a courtyard area with Jet Provost aircraft on display.
Set in the heart of the Lincolnshire countryside, this Grade I listed windmill was built in 1830 with eight sails. It forms the centerpiece of a complex set of historic buildings where visitors can experience how food is produced using natural power. It is a working mill producing stone-ground flour and it is planned that 2020 will see work commence on the repairs to the sail machinery. The windmill is designated a Grade I listed building.