Heckington


Heckington

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Heckington
static_

static_image_caption=
latitude= 52.982
longitude= -0.304
population =
region= East Midlands
shire_district= North Kesteven
shire_county= Lincolnshire
constituency_westminster=Sleaford and North Hykeham
post_town= SLEAFORD
postcode_district = NG34
postcode_area= NG
dial_code= 01529
os_grid_reference= TF145435

Heckington is one of the largest villages in Lincolnshire. There are 1491 households in Heckington and It is located about midway between Sleaford and Boston south of the A17 road.

The nearly thousand years old village (first mentioned in the 10th century) is best known for its windmill of the same name, the only 8-sailed example of its type still standing in the UK and all Europe. The tower windmill built as a five-sailed mill in 1830 and turned into an eight-sailed mill after serious storm damages in 1890/1892 was formerly (and sometimes still today) named Pocklington's Mill after her last owner John Pocklington. It has recently undergone two major refurbishments in 1986 and in 2004 and is fully working since and open to the public. [ [http://www.burghlemarsh.info/windmill/HeckingtonWindmill.htm Heckington Windmill Information.] Retrieval Date: March 21, 2008.]

The old St. Andrew's church has a variety of original stained glass windows, one of which depicting the construction of the building itself. It was built during the 14th century.

The Methodist Church was built in 1904 by the architect Albert Edward Lambert.

"The Heckington Show" is held annually in the village over the last weekend in July since 1864. [ [http://www.heckingtonshow.org.uk Heckington Show Information.] Official website. Retrieval Date: March 21, 2008.] The village has a 900-year-tradition of holding festive weekends.

Another attraction is the Heckington railway station of 1859 which houses a railway museum.

The linear settment of East Heckington lies alongside the A17 road two miles east of Heckington.

Heckington has a local football club and juniors football club. The Heckington 10s are in the Lincolnshire Co-op Mid Lincs League (C) which is run by the FA.

References

External links

* [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LIN/Heckington/ GENUKI page for Heckington]
* [http://www.urban75.org/photos/england/heckington.html Windmill and railway station]
* [http://www.sleafordtownrunners.com/heckington%2010.html Sleaford Town Runners - Heckington Show 10 Mile Road Race]


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