Heckington Windmill

The only remaining 8-sailed tower mill in Western Europe is to be found in the village of Heckington, which is a pleasant 20 minute drive from Low Farm.

The mill was built with five sails in 1830. After severe storm damage in 1890 the tower was re-equipped by John Pocklington, using machinery from the eight-sailed Tuxford's Mill in Boston.

Heckington Mill was last worked commercially in 1946 but was preserved and restored to working order in 1986. Following major repairs in 2004 the mill is now once again in full working order and is managed by Friends of Heckington Mill, a voluntary charitable trust, for the owners, Lincolnshire County Council.

The mill has 4 pairs of millstones and there is a shop selling flour and souvenirs.

Why not combine your visit to the windmill with a trip to the Railway Museum, which is housed in the station buildings opposite the mill. There are pubs, cafes and shops in the village and many interesting buildings, among them the fine 14th century parish church of St Andrews.

The Heckington Show, which is held in July every year, is the largest village show in the country.

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