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Heckington, Church Street
Heckington, Church Street
Heckington, Church Street
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Heckington, Church Street
Heckington, St Andrew
Heckington, St Andrew
Heckington, St Andrew

This magnificent early 14th century church was built on a grand scale, and is described by Henry Thorold¹ as 'One of the glories of Lincolnshire. One of the dozen or so grandest churches of Lincolnshire' .

This view shows the imposing tower and spire and the flowing Decorated tracery of the south window of the south transept.

¹ Thorold, Henry, 1993. Lincolnshire Churches Revisited. Michael Russell

Frank Robinson, 2011

Heckington, St Andrew, church,
Heckington, St Andrew
Heckington, St Andrew
Heckington, St Andrew

A view of the nave of Heckington St Andrew, looking towards the beautiful seven light East window.


Frank Robinson, 2011

Heckington, St Andrew, window,
Heckington, St Andrew
Heckington, St Andrew
Heckington, St Andrew

View of St Andrew's church from the north-east.

In the foreground is the two-storey vestry, with parapet frieze and pinnacles.

June 2015

Heckington, St Andrew church
Heckington, St Andrew
Heckington, St Andrew
Heckington, St Andrew

The chancel has three-light windows, niches in the buttresses, a parapet with wavy tracery and end pinnacles.

The tiny priest's doorway, partially obscured by a buttress, has an ogee head.

June 2015

Heckington, St Andrew church
Heckington, St Andrew, churchyard cross
Heckington, St Andrew, churchyard cross
Heckington, St Andrew, churchyard cross

The base and lower shaft of a medieval cross in the churchyard on the south side of the church.

June 2015

Heckington, St Andrew churchyard cross
Heckington, St Andrew, east window
Heckington, St Andrew, east window
Heckington, St Andrew, east window

The very fine seven-light east window with flowing tracery of the Decorated period.

June 2015

Heckington, St Andrew church
Heckington, St Andrew, grotesques
Heckington, St Andrew, grotesques
Heckington, St Andrew, grotesques

The two small grotesques are above the niche in a buttress on the south face of the chancel.

June 2015

Heckington, St Andrew church, grotesque
Heckington, St Andrew, porch
Heckington, St Andrew, porch
Heckington, St Andrew, porch

The porch on the south side of St Andrew's has similar buttresses with niches as seen elsewhere on the exterior of the church.

The gable has a parapet with richly decorated band of stone carving containing shields, angels and kneeling figures against a leafy background.

June 2015

Heckington, St Andrew church, porch
Heckington, St Andrew, porch
Heckington, St Andrew, porch
Heckington, St Andrew, porch

Detail of the decorated parapet above the porch, with the (replaced) figure of Christ in the centre.

June 2015

Heckington, St Andrew church, porch
Heckington, St Andrew, sedilia
Heckington, St Andrew, sedilia
Heckington, St Andrew, sedilia

Above the sedilia in the chancel are gables with remarkable carvings at the springers.

This - one of four carvings - depicts a bearded man feeding a second man.

June 2015

Heckington, St Andrew church, sedilia
Heckington, St Andrew, stained glass
Heckington, St Andrew, stained glass
Heckington, St Andrew, stained glass

The attractive Victorian stained glass of the south window of the south transept.

June 2015

Heckington, St Andrew
Heckington, Windmill
Heckington, Windmill
Heckington, Windmill

Heckington mill is the only 8-sailed windmill in the country. Built in 1830, it gained its 8 sails after major repairs in 1892.

The mill ceased operation in 1946. However, following restoration from the 1980s onwards, it is again in full working order and regularly open to the public.

Frank Robinson, 2011

Heckington, windmill, eight sails,
Heckington, Windmill
Heckington, Windmill
Heckington, Windmill

Heckington Mill had five pairs of stones although only three pairs were operated at any one time.

Undated postcard

Heckington, windmill,