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Heckington Windmill

Hale Rd, Heckington, Sleaford NG34 9JW, UK

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About Heckington Windmill

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.

Attractions near Heckington Windmill

Cogglesford Watermill7.55km from Heckington Windmill

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 Museum13km from Heckington Windmill

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.

National Trust - Tattershall Castle15.39km from Heckington Windmill

Tattershall Castle is an extraordinary historic site in Lincolnshire that shows evidence from the Early Medieval to the present. The castle and manor passed to the Cromwell family in the mid-fourteenth century and served as the manorial and administrative center of their estates. The building was restored by Lord Curzon between 1911 and 1914 and contains four great chambers with enormous Gothic fireplaces, tapestries, and brick vaulting. There are spectacular views across the Fens from the battl

BBMF Visitor Centre has now been an important part of the BBMF’s engagement with the public for 33 years. In a unique partnership arrangement between the RAF and Lincolnshire County Council, the Visitor Centre allows visitors from all over the UK, and indeed the world.  It itself houses a small exhibition area with various displays and has a well-stocked shop selling an extensive range of aviation and BBMF-related items. There is also a café offering a selection of sandwiches and cake, and hot a

Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre17.66km from Heckington Windmill

Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre is designed for aviation enthusiasts and people with an interest in the Second World War.  It has displays portraying every aspect of life at the airfield and there are special bays for each squadron that was stationed here.The visitor centre commemorates both the Royal Air Force, and RAF Woodhall Spa history, as well as civilian life in Lincolnshire in the 1940s.

St Botolph's Church18.06km from Heckington Windmill

St Botolph's Church is a parish church in the Church of England in Boston, Lincolnshire.  It is one of the country's largest and most historically significant churches. Its famous medieval tower, known as Boston Stump dominates the skyline for miles around and for centuries has acted as a beacon for travellers. It was long used as a landmark for sailors, and on a clear day can be seen from Norfolk.

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Lincolnshire is a county in the East Midlands of England.  The majority of tourism in Lincolnshire relies on the coastal resorts and towns to the east of the Lincolnshire Wolds. The county has some of the best-known seaside resorts in the United Kingdom, which are a major attraction to visitors from across England, especially the East Midlands and parts of Yorkshire.