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Heckington
 
Heckington, Blacksmith, Station Road
Heckington, Blacksmith, Station Road
Heckington, Blacksmith, Station Road

"village blacksmith, known as Cook’s Corner after the family that ran the business for many years in the late 19th and early 20th Century.

Famous for once making a boot out of a leather blacksmith’s apron for a lame elephant belonging to a travelling circus, which was passing through"

http://www.heckingtonvillagetrust.org.uk/a-walk-around-heckington.html 

Signboard states

"NICHOLAS MARSHALL

BLACKSMITH

EST 1980"

DB 14 July 2018

Heckington, blacksmith, smithy, Cook’s Corner, NICHOLAS MARSHALL
Heckington, Church Street
Heckington, Church Street
Heckington, Church Street
undated postcard
Heckington, Church Street
Heckington, Heckington Hall
Heckington, Heckington Hall
Heckington, Heckington Hall

"Heckington Hall bought in 1862 by William Little the inventor of the once world famous ‘Little’s sheep dip’.

The Hall, originally built of brick, is clad in Little’s patent stone tiles.

Little along with his brother in law Herbert Ingram founded the Illustrated London News.

He also with his Godson Brothers-in-law founded the village show in 1863.

In 1867 the show moved to the Hall grounds and continues there to this day. Being held on the last weekend in July it is considered to be the largest and oldest village show of its kind in the country"

http://www.heckingtonvillagetrust.org.uk/a-walk-around-heckington.html 

DB 28 July 2018

Heckington, Hall, William Little, Herbert Ingram, Illustrated London News, village show
Heckington, Heckington Hall
Heckington, Heckington Hall
Heckington, Heckington Hall

"Small country house. Late 1860's. For William Little"

"Carolean revival style"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1253003 

DB 28 July 2018

Heckington, Hall, William Little, Carolean
Heckington, Heckington Show, Lincoln Longwool Sheep
Heckington, Heckington Show, Lincoln Longwool Sheep
Heckington, Heckington Show, Lincoln Longwool Sheep

Lincoln Longwool Sheep on display at Heckington Show.

"Historically, the Lincoln Longwool is one of our most important native breeds of sheep.

A large dual-purpose breed developed to carry a heavy fleece of strong, lustrous, lanolin-rich wool combined with a substantial mutton carcass providing both meat and tallow.

Lincolnshire was already famous for its sheep in the Middle Ages when the wool trade was crucial to Britain’s economy and Lincoln was one of the seven ‘staple’ (official exporting) towns of England"

http://www.lincolnlongwools.co.uk/breed.php 

DB 24 July 2010 

Heckington, Show, Lincoln Longwool Sheep
Heckington, Heckington Show, Lincoln Red Cattle
Heckington, Heckington Show, Lincoln Red Cattle
Heckington, Heckington Show, Lincoln Red Cattle

Lincoln Red Cattle on display at Heckington Show.

"THE WRAGBY HERD OF PEDIGREE LINCOLN RED CATTLE

CALF AT FOOT"

"The Lincoln Red is an old breed of beef cattle, originating from Lincolnshire in eastern England.

They were selectively bred from the indigenous draught cattle of the region by crossing with the Durham type Shorthorn to produce a dual purpose breed"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Red 

See also

http://www.lincolnredcattlesociety.co.uk/breed-history.php  

DB 28 July 2018

Heckington, Show, Lincoln Red Cattle
Heckington, Heckington Show, Show Office, The Old Library
Heckington, Heckington Show, Show Office, The Old Library
Heckington, Heckington Show, Show Office, The Old Library

"The Largest Village Show in England!​" 

"Heckington Show has its origins in the village’s 900 year old feast week linked to the Feast of St Mary.

We can trace a country show back to 1863 and the current site has been the Show’s venue since 1867"

http://www.heckingtonshow.org.uk/history.html 

DB 28 July 2018

Heckington, Show Office, Village Show
Heckington, Henry Godson's Almshouses
Heckington, Henry Godson's Almshouses
Heckington, Henry Godson's Almshouses

"Almshouses. 1886"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1168811 

"Victorian Almshouses built in 1886 to provide homes ‘for poor widows’ with a bequest from wealthy local bachelor Henry Godson.

These replaced four thatched cottages given by the Taylor Charity in the 18th century, two of which burnt down in 1833"

http://www.heckingtonvillagetrust.org.uk/a-walk-around-heckington.html 

The telephone box visible at the left hand edge of this image is also a listed structure. 

"Telephone kiosk. Type K6. Designed 1935 by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1169043

Now used to house a defibrillator. 

DB 12 December 2017

Heckington, Henry Godson's Almshouses, Taylor Charity, Telephone kiosk, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott
Heckington, Henry Godson's Almshouses
Heckington, Henry Godson's Almshouses
Heckington, Henry Godson's Almshouses

Detail of inscription. 

DB 28 July 2018

Heckington, Henry Godson's Almshouses
Heckington, Methodist Church, Church Street
Heckington, Methodist Church, Church Street
Heckington, Methodist Church, Church Street

"The first Wesleyan Methodist chapel in the village was built in 1809, but this was replaced by a new chapel in Saint Andrew's Street in 1835.

The building of the current church started in 1904 to designs by Nottingham-based architect Albert Edward Lambert.

It cost around £2,250 (equivalent to £222,476 in 2016) and was constructed by T. Barlow and Co. of Nottingham.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heckington_Methodist_Church 

DB 28 July 2018

Heckington, Methodist Church, Albert Edward Lambert, T. Barlow and Co.
Heckington, Mowbray’s Mill (1)
Heckington, Mowbray’s Mill (1)
Heckington, Mowbray’s Mill (1)

Mowbray’s or Mowberry’s Mill, of unknown date, is located on Sleaford Road.

Jon Sass Collection, undated photograph

Heckington, Mowbray's Mill, Jon Sass, windmill
Heckington, Mowbray’s Mill (2)
Heckington, Mowbray’s Mill (2)
Heckington, Mowbray’s Mill (2)

Mowbray’s Mill in Heckington worked by wind until 1931 and was later reduced in height.

Location of mill: TF 135 442

Peter Kirk Collection, 1998
Heckington, Mowbray's Mill, windmill, Peter Kirk
Heckington, Nag's Head Public House
Heckington, Nag's Head Public House
Heckington, Nag's Head Public House

"Public house. 1684, altered C19 and C20, early C19 rear wing"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061812 

DB 12 December 2017

Heckington, Nag's Head Public House
Heckington, Nag's Head Public House
Heckington, Nag's Head Public House
Heckington, Nag's Head Public House

"To the gable a recessed square datestone is inscribed PTE Henery Ireland AD 1684"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061812 

DB 14 July 2018

Heckington, Nag's Head Public House, datestone, Henry Ireland
Heckington, Oak, Public House
Heckington, Oak, Public House
Heckington, Oak, Public House

"Until the opening of the bypass in 1982 the High Street was part of the main road from the Midlands to Norfolk and in Georgian times a stagecoach called daily at the old Royal Oak inn, which stood on the site of the present Oak public house"

http://www.heckingtonvillagetrust.org.uk/a-walk-around-heckington.html 

The Oak is now home to Lindsey James Ladieswear.

http://www.lindseyjames.co.uk/ 

DB 14 July 2018 

Heckington, Oak, Royal Oak, Public House, Lindsey James Ladieswear.
Heckington, Parish Council Chambers, Saint Andrew’s Street
Heckington, Parish Council Chambers, Saint Andrew’s Street
Heckington, Parish Council Chambers, Saint Andrew’s Street

"Church House was actually built in 1835 as a Methodist Chapel, the second in the village.

During WWII it was commandeered as the NAAFI for the visiting military.

It then became the Reading Room, later a Sunday School then a nursery school and now has been purchased by the parish council to be used as offices and community information centre.

Until 1905 this street was called Chapel Street"

http://www.heckingtonvillagetrust.org.uk/a-walk-around-heckington.html 

The sign reads "Heckington Parish Council Chambers and Community Centre"

DB 28 July 2018

Heckington, Methodist Chapel, NAAFI, Reading Room, Sunday School, parish council
Heckington, Pearooms
Heckington, Pearooms
Heckington, Pearooms

"Built in 1890 by Charles Sharpe and Company, international seed merchants, it was used until 1962 as a pea-sorting warehouse.

Again saved from dereliction by Heckington Village Trust in the 1970s.

It was restored as a craft, heritage and tourism centre, which is how it remained until the lease expired in 2000.

It then reverted back to the local landlord, who converted it into the gated flats you see today"

http://www.heckingtonvillagetrust.org.uk/a-walk-around-heckington.html 

DB 12 December 2017

Heckington, Pearoom, Charles Sharpe and Company, pea-sorting warehouse
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (1)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (1)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (1)

View of the mill from the south-west in 1932.

Peter Kirk Collection

Heckington, Pocklington's Mill, windmill, Peter Kirk
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (2)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (2)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (2)

This unique eight-sailed mill was built in 1830, originally with five sails. It is restored to full working order.

Location of mill: SK 145 435

Peter Kirk Collection, 1999


Heckington, Pocklington's Mill Peter Kirk
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (3)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (3)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (3)

This view of the mill shows the miller's house to the right (north).

The house now contains a retail centre and teashop.

Valentine postcard from David Robinson Collection, no date

Heckington, windmill
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (4)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (4)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (4)

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

Undated postcard

Heckington, windmill,
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (5)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (5)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (5)

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, Pocklington’s Mill (6)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (6)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (6)

A popular viewpoint of the mill from the platform of Heckington Railway Station.

Peter Kirk Collection, 1998

Heckington, Pocklington's Mill, windmill, Peter Kirk
Heckington, Railway Hotel
Heckington, Railway Hotel
Heckington, Railway Hotel

"This was built in 1860 by Robert Taylor to exploit the opening of the railway.

He also operated a coal merchant’s business selling coal brought by train from the Midlands and Yorkshire coalfields in his own wagons.

The large rooms in the purpose built hotel were popular for meetings and dinners of village organisations including the Society for the Prosecution of Felons and the Heckington Foal Show Society.

One of eight inns in the village in Victorian times it is one of six that are now closed, finally calling time in 1967.

As can be seen it has been very well restored and is now a private house"

http://www.heckingtonvillagetrust.org.uk/a-walk-around-heckington.html 

DB 28 July 2018

Heckington, Railway Hotel, Robert Taylor
Heckington, Railway Signal Box
Heckington, Railway Signal Box
Heckington, Railway Signal Box

"The signal box was built in 1876 for the Great Northern Railway (GNR) by the engineer Joseph Locke, and has a later Saxby & Farmer lever frame of 1925.

It is an example of what the Signalling Study Group (SSG) in its definitive The Signal Box: A Pictorial History (1986) described as a Type I GNR design"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061808 

DB 30 September 2012 

Heckington, Railway, Signal Box, Great Northern Railway, GNR, Joseph Locke
Heckington, Railway Station
Heckington, Railway Station
Heckington, Railway Station

"Heckington railway station is located in the village of Heckington in Lincolnshire, England.

The old station building houses the Heckington Station Railway and Heritage Museum.

The station was opened by the Boston, Sleaford and Midland Counties Railway on 13 April 1859.
 
It is now owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains (EMT) train operating company (TOC) who provide all rail services"
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heckington_railway_station 
 
DB 4 May 2014 
Heckington, Railway Station, Boston, Sleaford and Midland Counties Railway
Heckington, Railway Station
Heckington, Railway Station
Heckington, Railway Station

Arrival of 153308 Super Sprinter at Heckington Station.

"The British Rail Class 153 Super Sprinter are single-coach diesel multiple units converted from two-coach Class 155s.

The class was intended for service on rural and branch lines where passenger numbers do not justify longer trains"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_153

DB 28 July 2018

Heckington, Railway Station, Boston, 153308, Super Sprinter
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, Telephone Kiosk Type K6, Village Green
Heckington, Telephone Kiosk Type K6, Village Green
Heckington, Telephone Kiosk Type K6, Village Green

Located next to Henry Godson's Almshouses.

"Telephone kiosk. Type K6. Designed 1935 by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1169043

Now used to house a defibrillator. 

DB 28 July 2018

Heckington, K6, Telephone Kiosk, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott
Heckington, Temperance Hall
Heckington, Temperance Hall
Heckington, Temperance Hall

Temperance Hall now the Village Hall.

Inscription reads

"TEMPERANCE

HALL

GIVEN TO THIS PARISH BY 

M.FRANKS MRCS

1863" 

Moses Franks MRCS, village surgeon built it as a Temperance Hall at his own expense on land given from his garden as a venue where meetings could be held without the temptation of alcohol.

http://www.heckingtonvillagetrust.org.uk/a-walk-around-heckington.html 

DB 14 July 2018 

Heckington, Temperance Hall, Village Hall, Moses Franks
Heckington, War Memorial
Heckington, War Memorial
Heckington, War Memorial

"First World War memorial unveiled on 1 October 1922"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1440861 

Second World War dedication subsequently added.

DB 14 July 2018

Heckington, War Memorial
Heckington, Wesleyan Reform Chapel, Eastgate
Heckington, Wesleyan Reform Chapel, Eastgate
Heckington, Wesleyan Reform Chapel, Eastgate

"Wesleyan Reform Chapel. 1852"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061806 

DB 14 July 2018

Heckington, Wesleyan Reform Chapel
Heckington, White Horse Inn, Church Street
Heckington, White Horse Inn, Church Street
Heckington, White Horse Inn, Church Street

"The whitewashed building is the old White Horse pub the inscribed stone above the door indicating that before it was burnt down in 1813, it had been the ‘House of Industry’ or the village Workhouse.

It was rebuilt but sold in 1837 and eventually closed in 1991"

http://www.heckingtonvillagetrust.org.uk/a-walk-around-heckington.html

DB 14 July 2018

Heckington, White Horse Inn, House of Industry, Workhouse, Public House
Heckington, White Horse Inn, Church Street
Heckington, White Horse Inn, Church Street
Heckington, White Horse Inn, Church Street

"An off-centre ashlar tablet records the rebuilding of the inn after a fire in 1813"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1168791

DB 14 July 2018

Heckington, White Horse Inn, House of Industry, Workhouse, Public House, Fire