TF1443 : Heckington Windmill and Station, Hale Road, Heckington

taken 10 years ago, near to Heckington, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Heckington Windmill and Station, Hale Road, Heckington
Heckington Windmill and Station, Hale Road, Heckington
The Grade I Listed windmill designed built in 1830 by Edward Ingledew for Michael Hare. The only surviving eight-sailed mill, it was converted from a five-sail following storm damage in March 1890 by John Pocklington. The sails came from Tuxford's Mill at Boston in 1892. Ceasing work in the 1946 it was purchased by Kesteven County Council in 1953 and restored to full working order in 1986 and further major repairs were carried out in 2004. In 2013 the Heritage Lottery Fund announce a grant to purchase and renovate the site. The Heritage Lottery Project is due for completion in Spring 2017. When the new sails were fitted in 2014, it was the first time that all 8 sails have been replaced since it was installed in 1892.
The signal box is Grade II Listed by Joseph Locke in 1876 for the Great Northern Railway. It survives almost as built but with an 18 lever Saxby & Farmer lever frame of 1925 and replacement steps. The frame retains its original "rocker" or "dog" locking the majority of which have been relocked with tappets long ago. The box is schedule for closure in 2020. The station at Heckington was built in 1858-59 along with the station-masterís house, goods shed, and railway hotel on the Grantham to Skegness 'Poacher' line. The GNR became part of the LNER in 1923.
For a reverse view see TF1443 : Heckington Station, Hale Road, Heckington
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 March, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 9 January, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Railway Station 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 1458 4356 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.6291N 0:17.6996W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 1463 4357
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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