Heckington Windmill is located between Sleaford and Boston in Lincolnshire, which stands very close to Heckington Railway Station, hence previously it was known as Station Mill. This building was built in the year 1830 and was planned by Edward Ingeldew. This Windmill has six floors: ground floor, meal floor, stone floor, lower bin floor, upper bin floor and dust floor.
This windmill was built in the year 1830 with five sails, afterwards plenty of improvements were done in the year 1890 and sails of this windmill were increased from five to eight. Now, this windmill has the honor of being the last remaining eight sail windmill in United Kingdom. First owner of this windmill was Michael Hareand later on it was operated by Sleighton and Joseph Nash for forty years
and due to sudden tailwind, sails of this windmill got destroyed and Nash brothers left the windmill. Later new owner John Pocklington introduced eight-blade fantail. After Pocklington’s Death in the year 1943, the county council bought the windmill in the year 1953.
Accommodations at Heckington Windmill-
Lincolnshire Oak Hotel-
NG34 7EH Sleaford
This hotel offers 17 furnished and decorated guest rooms with amenities like, bar, restaurant, garden and free high speed internet access.
Byards Leap Lodge-
Byards Leap, Cranwell,
NG34 8EY Sleaford
This is a warm and friendly hotel with 5 guest rooms having amenities like TV, coffee maker, hair dryer, microwave, refrigerator and high speed internet access.
Mareham House Bed and Breakfast-
Mareham Lane Spanby,
NG34 0AS Sleaford
This hotel offers 4 guest rooms with amenities like, high speed internet access, complimentary breakfast, coffee maker, refrigerator and air conditioning.
Bicker Bar Bicker,
PE20 3AN Boston
This hotel offers 55 guest rooms with facilities like, Wi-Fi, TV, bar, restaurant, coffee maker, air conditioning and microwave.
Ramada Grantham Hotel-
NG31 7XT Grantham
This hotel is 19.8 km from Sleaford, which is a four star hotel with spa, pool and gym.
Things to do at Heckington Windmill-
Heckington’s St Andrews Church-
This church is located in Heckington, Lincolnshire, which is a 14th century church. This church is very beautiful and awesome to visit.
Cranwell Aviation Center-
This aviation center is located in Cranwell, where one can find different kinds of planes and helicopters.
Belton House is located in Belton, Lincolnshire, which is owned by the National Trust of United Kingdom. Belton House is one of the finest examples of Carolean architecture in United States.
This college is located in Tattershall, Lincolnshire, which still remains a grammar school of church choristers. This college was built in the mid-15th century by Ralph, which stands oldest grammar school in Lincolnshire.
One must visit to this windmill as it is very beautiful and also a famous landmark in United Kingdom.