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Swineshead
 
Swineshead, North End Mill (1)
Swineshead, North End Mill (1)
Swineshead, North End Mill (1)

The tower of this three-floor mill has stood on Mill Lane since 1821.

There were once at least three other tower mills in the village.

Jon Sass Collection, undated photograph

Swineshead, Noreth End Mill, windmill, Jon Sass
Swineshead, North End Mill (2)
Swineshead, North End Mill (2)
Swineshead, North End Mill (2)

North End Mill worked by wind until 1932 when it was ‘tail winded’ and had to be abandoned.

Location of mill: TF 229 415

Peter Kirk Collection, 2002

(Peter Kirk's bicycle is seen in the right foreground. Peter used this mode of transport to visit and photograph the County's mills.)

Swineshead, North End Mill, windmill, Peter Kirk
Swineshead, St Mary
Swineshead, St Mary
Swineshead, St Mary

St Mary’s has a tall Perpendicular west tower, surmounted by a beautiful octagon and spire.

The grand clerestoried nave is tall and spacious with six-bay 14th century arcades and above, a tall, rustic-looking timber roof.

The chancel screen is 15th century.

September 2011

Swineshead, St mary
Swineshead, stocks
Swineshead, stocks
Swineshead, stocks

Swineshead is a large village 7 miles west of Boston.

Substantial earthworks may have been the site of a twelfth-century castle.

Swineshead Abbey was founded in 1135 as a Savigniac monastery, converted to Cistercian rule in 1147 and was dissolved in 1536.

This view also shows the base of a medieval market cross.

undated postcard

Swineshead, Savigniac monastery, Cistercian abbey