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Heckington
 
Heckington Fen, Car Dyke
Heckington Fen, Car Dyke
Heckington Fen, Car Dyke

Junction between Heckington Eau left and Car Dyke "Roman Canal" right.

"The Car Dyke was, and to a large extent still is, a 85 miles (137 km)-long ditch which runs along the western edge of the Fens in eastern England.

It is generally accepted as being of Roman age and, for many centuries, to have been taken as marking the western edge of the Fens"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_Dyke   

DB 21 March 2020

Heckington, Car Dyke
Heckington Hall
Heckington Hall
Heckington Hall

"Heckington Hall bought in 1862 by William Little the inventor of the once world famous ‘Little’s sheep dip’.

The Hall, originally built of brick, is clad in Little’s patent stone tiles.

Little along with his brother in law Herbert Ingram founded the Illustrated London News.

He also with his Godson Brothers-in-law founded the village show in 1863.

In 1867 the show moved to the Hall grounds and continues there to this day. Being held on the last weekend in July it is considered to be the largest and oldest village show of its kind in the country"

http://www.heckingtonvillagetrust.org.uk/a-walk-around-heckington.html 

DB 28 July 2018

See another image of this house 

Heckington, Hall, William Little, Herbert Ingram, Illustrated London News, village show
Heckington Hall
Heckington Hall
Heckington Hall

"Small country house. Late 1860's. For William Little"

"Carolean revival style"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1253003 

DB 28 July 2018

Heckington, Hall, William Little, Carolean
Heckington, Blacksmith, Station Road
Heckington, Blacksmith, Station Road
Heckington, Blacksmith, Station Road

"village blacksmith, known as Cook’s Corner after the family that ran the business for many years in the late 19th and early 20th Century.

Famous for once making a boot out of a leather blacksmith’s apron for a lame elephant belonging to a travelling circus, which was passing through"

http://www.heckingtonvillagetrust.org.uk/a-walk-around-heckington.html 

Signboard states

"NICHOLAS MARSHALL / BLACKSMITH / EST 1980"

DB 14 July 2018

Heckington, blacksmith, smithy, Cook’s Corner, NICHOLAS MARSHALL
Heckington, Church Street
Heckington, Church Street
Heckington, Church Street
undated postcard
Heckington, Church Street
Heckington, Heckington Show, Lincoln Longwool Sheep
Heckington, Heckington Show, Lincoln Longwool Sheep
Heckington, Heckington Show, Lincoln Longwool Sheep

Lincoln Longwool Sheep on display at Heckington Show.

"Historically, the Lincoln Longwool is one of our most important native breeds of sheep.

A large dual-purpose breed developed to carry a heavy fleece of strong, lustrous, lanolin-rich wool combined with a substantial mutton carcass providing both meat and tallow.

Lincolnshire was already famous for its sheep in the Middle Ages when the wool trade was crucial to Britain’s economy and Lincoln was one of the seven ‘staple’ (official exporting) towns of England"

http://www.lincolnlongwools.co.uk/breed.php 

DB 24 July 2010 

Heckington, Show, Lincoln Longwool Sheep
Heckington, Heckington Show, Lincoln Red Cattle
Heckington, Heckington Show, Lincoln Red Cattle
Heckington, Heckington Show, Lincoln Red Cattle

Lincoln Red Cattle on display at Heckington Show.

"THE WRAGBY HERD OF PEDIGREE LINCOLN RED CATTLE

CALF AT FOOT"

"The Lincoln Red is an old breed of beef cattle, originating from Lincolnshire in eastern England.

They were selectively bred from the indigenous draught cattle of the region by crossing with the Durham type Shorthorn to produce a dual purpose breed"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Red 

See also

http://www.lincolnredcattlesociety.co.uk/breed-history.php  

DB 28 July 2018

Heckington, Show, Lincoln Red Cattle
Heckington, Heckington Show, Show Office, The Old Library
Heckington, Heckington Show, Show Office, The Old Library
Heckington, Heckington Show, Show Office, The Old Library

"The Largest Village Show in England!​" 

"Heckington Show has its origins in the village’s 900 year old feast week linked to the Feast of St Mary.

We can trace a country show back to 1863 and the current site has been the Show’s venue since 1867"

http://www.heckingtonshow.org.uk/history.html 

DB 28 July 2018

Heckington, Show Office, Village Show
Heckington, Henry Godson's Almshouses
Heckington, Henry Godson's Almshouses
Heckington, Henry Godson's Almshouses

"Almshouses. 1886"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1168811 

"Victorian Almshouses built in 1886 to provide homes ‘for poor widows’ with a bequest from wealthy local bachelor Henry Godson.

These replaced four thatched cottages given by the Taylor Charity in the 18th century, two of which burnt down in 1833"

http://www.heckingtonvillagetrust.org.uk/a-walk-around-heckington.html 

The telephone box visible at the left hand edge of this image is also a listed structure. 

"Telephone kiosk. Type K6. Designed 1935 by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1169043

Now used to house a defibrillator. 

DB 12 December 2017

Heckington, Henry Godson's Almshouses, Taylor Charity, Telephone kiosk, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott
Heckington, Henry Godson's Almshouses
Heckington, Henry Godson's Almshouses
Heckington, Henry Godson's Almshouses

Detail of inscription. 

DB 28 July 2018

Heckington, Henry Godson's Almshouses
Heckington, Lyndon Cottage
Heckington, Lyndon Cottage
Heckington, Lyndon Cottage

"Cottage. 1828, altered C20. Red brick in Flemish bond with ashlar dressings, pantiled roof with raised stone coped gables ... circular datestone is inscribed RG 1828"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061805 

DB 21 March 2020

Heckington, Lyndon Cottage
Heckington, Manor House
Heckington, Manor House
Heckington, Manor House

Abandoned since its last use as as an alcohol dependency clinic in 2002.

Heckington's Heritage Trail states that "Right on the corner of Cowgate, behind the iron gates, stands one of the great houses of Heckington. The Manor House was originally called Boston Garth and was home of the Boston or St Botolph family in the 12-1300s"

DB 21 March 2020

Heckington, Manor House, Boston Garth, Botolph
Heckington, Methodist Church, Church Street
Heckington, Methodist Church, Church Street
Heckington, Methodist Church, Church Street

"The first Wesleyan Methodist chapel in the village was built in 1809, but this was replaced by a new chapel in Saint Andrew's Street in 1835.

The building of the current church started in 1904 to designs by Nottingham-based architect Albert Edward Lambert.

It cost around £2,250 (equivalent to £222,476 in 2016) and was constructed by T. Barlow and Co. of Nottingham.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heckington_Methodist_Church 

DB 28 July 2018

Heckington, Methodist Church, Albert Edward Lambert, T. Barlow and Co.
Heckington, Mowbray’s Mill (1)
Heckington, Mowbray’s Mill (1)
Heckington, Mowbray’s Mill (1)

Mowbray’s or Mowberry’s Mill, of unknown date, is located on Sleaford Road.

Jon Sass Collection, undated photograph

Heckington, Mowbray's Mill, Jon Sass, windmill
Heckington, Mowbray’s Mill (2)
Heckington, Mowbray’s Mill (2)
Heckington, Mowbray’s Mill (2)

Mowbray’s Mill in Heckington worked by wind until 1931 and was later reduced in height.

Location of mill: TF 135 442

Peter Kirk Collection, 1998
Heckington, Mowbray's Mill, windmill, Peter Kirk
Heckington, Nag's Head Public House
Heckington, Nag's Head Public House
Heckington, Nag's Head Public House

"Public house. 1684, altered C19 and C20, early C19 rear wing"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061812 

DB 12 December 2017

Heckington, Nag's Head Public House
Heckington, Nag's Head Public House
Heckington, Nag's Head Public House
Heckington, Nag's Head Public House

"To the gable a recessed square datestone is inscribed PTE Henery Ireland AD 1684"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061812 

DB 14 July 2018

Heckington, Nag's Head Public House, datestone, Henry Ireland
Heckington, Oak, Public House
Heckington, Oak, Public House
Heckington, Oak, Public House

"Until the opening of the bypass in 1982 the High Street was part of the main road from the Midlands to Norfolk and in Georgian times a stagecoach called daily at the old Royal Oak inn, which stood on the site of the present Oak public house"

http://www.heckingtonvillagetrust.org.uk/a-walk-around-heckington.html 

The Oak is now home to Lindsey James Ladieswear.

http://www.lindseyjames.co.uk/ 

DB 14 July 2018 

Heckington, Oak, Royal Oak, Public House, Lindsey James Ladieswear.
Heckington, Old School
Heckington, Old School
Heckington, Old School

Old School,Cameron Street now the headquarters of Heritage Lincolnshire.

"Heritage Lincolnshire is a local charity working to conserve the rich history of the county for the benefit of people who live and work in the area"

https://www.heritagelincolnshire.org/about 

DB 21 March 2020

Heckington, Old School, Heritage Lincolnshire
Heckington, Parish Council Chambers, Saint Andrew’s Street
Heckington, Parish Council Chambers, Saint Andrew’s Street
Heckington, Parish Council Chambers, Saint Andrew’s Street

"Church House was actually built in 1835 as a Methodist Chapel, the second in the village.

During WWII it was commandeered as the NAAFI for the visiting military.

It then became the Reading Room, later a Sunday School then a nursery school and now has been purchased by the parish council to be used as offices and community information centre.

Until 1905 this street was called Chapel Street"

http://www.heckingtonvillagetrust.org.uk/a-walk-around-heckington.html 

The sign reads "Heckington Parish Council Chambers and Community Centre"

DB 28 July 2018

Heckington, Methodist Chapel, NAAFI, Reading Room, Sunday School, parish council
Heckington, Pearooms
Heckington, Pearooms
Heckington, Pearooms

"Built in 1890 by Charles Sharpe and Company, international seed merchants, it was used until 1962 as a pea-sorting warehouse.

Again saved from dereliction by Heckington Village Trust in the 1970s.

It was restored as a craft, heritage and tourism centre, which is how it remained until the lease expired in 2000.

It then reverted back to the local landlord, who converted it into the gated flats you see today"

http://www.heckingtonvillagetrust.org.uk/a-walk-around-heckington.html 

DB 12 December 2017

Heckington, Pearoom, Charles Sharpe and Company, pea-sorting warehouse
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (1)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (1)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (1)

View of the mill from the south-west in 1932.

Peter Kirk Collection

Heckington, Pocklington's Mill, windmill, Peter Kirk
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (2)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (2)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (2)

This unique eight-sailed mill was built in 1830, originally with five sails. It is restored to full working order.

Location of mill: SK 145 435

Peter Kirk Collection, 1999


Heckington, Pocklington's Mill Peter Kirk
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (3)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (3)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (3)

This view of the mill shows the miller's house to the right (north).

The house now contains a retail centre and teashop.

Valentine postcard from David Robinson Collection, no date

Heckington, windmill
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (4)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (4)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (4)

Heckington Mill had five pairs of stones although only three pairs were operated at any one time.

Undated postcard

Heckington, windmill,
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (5)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (5)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (5)

Heckington mill is the only 8-sailed windmill in the country. Built in 1830, it gained its 8 sails after major repairs in 1892.

The mill ceased operation in 1946. However, following restoration from the 1980s onwards, it is again in full working order and regularly open to the public.

Frank Robinson, 2011

Heckington, windmill, eight sails,
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (6)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (6)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (6)

A popular viewpoint of the mill from the platform of Heckington Railway Station.

Peter Kirk Collection, 1998

Heckington, Pocklington's Mill, windmill, Peter Kirk
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (7)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (7)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (7)

A popular shot for every cameraman.

Peter Grey Archive, 1967

Heckington, windmill
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (8)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (8)
Heckington, Pocklington’s Mill (8)

View of the automatic shutter control (spider) of the eight sails.

Peter Grey Archive, 1967

Heckington, windmill
Heckington, Railway Hotel
Heckington, Railway Hotel
Heckington, Railway Hotel

"This was built in 1860 by Robert Taylor to exploit the opening of the railway.

He also operated a coal merchant’s business selling coal brought by train from the Midlands and Yorkshire coalfields in his own wagons.

The large rooms in the purpose built hotel were popular for meetings and dinners of village organisations including the Society for the Prosecution of Felons and the Heckington Foal Show Society.

One of eight inns in the village in Victorian times it is one of six that are now closed, finally calling time in 1967.

As can be seen it has been very well restored and is now a private house"

http://www.heckingtonvillagetrust.org.uk/a-walk-around-heckington.html 

DB 28 July 2018

Heckington, Railway Hotel, Robert Taylor
Heckington, Railway Signal Box
Heckington, Railway Signal Box
Heckington, Railway Signal Box

"The signal box was built in 1876 for the Great Northern Railway (GNR) by the engineer Joseph Locke, and has a later Saxby & Farmer lever frame of 1925.

It is an example of what the Signalling Study Group (SSG) in its definitive The Signal Box: A Pictorial History (1986) described as a Type I GNR design"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061808 

DB 30 September 2012 

Heckington, Railway, Signal Box, Great Northern Railway, GNR, Joseph Locke
Heckington, Railway Station
Heckington, Railway Station
Heckington, Railway Station

"Heckington railway station is located in the village of Heckington in Lincolnshire, England.

The old station building houses the Heckington Station Railway and Heritage Museum.

The station was opened by the Boston, Sleaford and Midland Counties Railway on 13 April 1859.
 
It is now owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains (EMT) train operating company (TOC) who provide all rail services"
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heckington_railway_station 
 
DB 4 May 2014 
Heckington, Railway Station, Boston, Sleaford and Midland Counties Railway
Heckington, Railway Station
Heckington, Railway Station
Heckington, Railway Station

Arrival of 153308 Super Sprinter at Heckington Station.

"The British Rail Class 153 Super Sprinter are single-coach diesel multiple units converted from two-coach Class 155s.

The class was intended for service on rural and branch lines where passenger numbers do not justify longer trains"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_153

DB 28 July 2018

Heckington, Railway Station, Boston, 153308, Super Sprinter
Heckington, St Andrew
Heckington, St Andrew
Heckington, St Andrew

This magnificent early 14th century church was built on a grand scale, and is described by Henry Thorold¹ as 'One of the glories of Lincolnshire. One of the dozen or so grandest churches of Lincolnshire' .

This view shows the imposing tower and spire and the flowing Decorated tracery of the south window of the south transept.

¹ Thorold, Henry, 1993. Lincolnshire Churches Revisited. Michael Russell

Frank Robinson, 2011

Heckington, St Andrew, church,
Heckington, St Andrew
Heckington, St Andrew
Heckington, St Andrew

View of St Andrew's church from the north-east.

In the foreground is the two-storey vestry, with parapet frieze and pinnacles.

June 2015

Heckington, St Andrew church
Heckington, St Andrew
Heckington, St Andrew
Heckington, St Andrew

Kelly's Directory 1930 has :-

"The church of St. Andrew is a cruciform building of stone, wholly in the Decorated style, c. 1315, consisting of chancel, nave with high clerestory and eastern crocketed turrets, aisles, transepts, south porch and a western tower with double buttresses at the angles, pinnacles and spire, and containing a clock and 8 bells, rehung in 1882, when two new bells were added at the sole expense of Edward Godson esq. of Heckington:

the structure is architecturally remarkable for the extreme richness of the exterior as compared with the plain and unadorned character of the whole interior, except the chancel, which exemplifies the earliest and best part of the Decorated period ; it is of three bays, and retains triple sedilia, highly wrought with figures of Our Lord and various saints, and double piscine ; on the opposite side is one of the finest Easter sepulchres remaining in England ; the lower portion, forming a species of altar tomb, exhibits a recessed triangular-headed arcading, within which are sculptured the sleeping figures of the Roman guards, clothed in the armour and bearing the shields of soldiers of the 14th century ; in the centre above is a triangular-headed recess, in which the Host was solemnly deposited on Good Friday, where it remained until an early hour on Easter Day ; the upper part of the sepulchre is divided by tall pinnacles into three compartments ; on either side the central opening, under crocketed canopies, are figures of females and an angel, and immediately above it a figure of the risen Christ, with an angel censing on either side ; the top of the structure is covered with flat foliage in flowing pat-terns of the purest and best curvilinear type, and finished with a cornice :

in the north wall of the chancel is a monumental arch, inclosing a much mutilated effigy of a priest richly vested, and believed to represent Richard de Potesgrave, rector, who erected the chancel in the 14th century, in honour of the Blessed Virgin, St. Andrew and All Saints:

the east window was filled with stained glass in 1897 by Mrs. William Little, in memory of her husband:

the north aisle was once called " The Riby choir:"

the north transept formerly had two chapels; two piscinae and a locker belonging to one of these, and a part of a piscina:

on the north side of the chancel is a small building, now used as a vestry, and also retaining a piscina: beneath this chamber is a vaulted undercroft:

in the church is a brass inscription to William Cawdron, " baylyf of Hekington," ob. 1544, and there were others to his two wives, Margery (Meres), ob. 1509, and Elizabeth, ob. 1556:

in the south transept is a floor slab, with a deeply sunk quatrefoil, inclosing the bust of a civilian of the reign of Edw. III (1327-77); and another with figures of a knight and a lady in the reign of Edw. IV (1461-83):

such fragments of ancient glass as exist have been collected and irregularly fixed in one of the windows:

the font is Decorated and has a hexagonal basin, relieved by shallow niches:

the church was partially restored in 1867, at a cost of £2,400, under the direction of Messrs. Kirk and Parry, architects, when a new and lofty roof was fixed, the nave reseated and other works carried out ; and in 1887 further restoration was effected under the supervision of the late Mr. J. Fowler, architect, of Louth:

the chancel was restored in 1888 at a cost of £1,767, chiefly defrayed by the late Henry  Godson esq. :

the base and shaft an ancient market cross have been moved into the churchyard:

in the south transept, or "Winkhill aisle," are three sedilia and a piscina :

the turrets at the east end of the nave contain staircases, which formerly led to the rood loft: the nave itself extending one bay beyond the transepts eastward:

the south porch has richly decorated buttresses and panelled front:

a very handsome reredos of Ancaster stone, from designs by Mr. Fowler, was presented in 1892 by the parishioners in commemoration of the 30 years' vicariate of the Rev. George Thomas Cameron M.A. vicar 186I-94 :

several of the windows are stained :

there are 700 sittings"

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image
Heckington, St Andrew
Heckington, St Andrew
Heckington, St Andrew

Pevsner comments "one of the dozen or so grandest churches of Lincolnshire ... a church remembered for Dec exuberance"

White's Directory 1872 has :-

"The parish Church (St. Andrew) is a large and magnificent structure, built in the reign of Edward III., and consisting of a lofty tower and spire, a nave, north and south aisles, a spacious transept, and a large chancel, with a vestry on the north side.

It is wholly of the Decorated style. For a long time its beauty was marred by the loss of its high-pitched roof, but this has of late been renewed, and other great improvements have been carried out.

The nave has a well-proportioned clerestory, and its west window is filled with fragments of old painted glass. The font is enriched with highly decorated niches.

In the chancel are elaborately sculptured sedilia, and a beautiful representation of the Holy Sepulchre, with Christ rising from the Tomb, in fair preservation, and enriched with niches, foliage and figures. Here is also a double piscina, under highly-enriched arches ; and an arched tomb, under which lies the effigy of an ecclesiastic, in Eucharistic vestments.

The south transept is called the Winkhill aisle. The tower contains a good clock and six bells.

The vicarage, valued in K.B. at £12. 6s. 3d., and now at £350, is in the patronage of William Allison, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. George Thomas Cameron, M.A.

The tithes were commuted at the enclosure in 1764 for allotments of land.

The Vicarage House was built in 1820, and is a commodious brick building"

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel

The chancel has three-light windows, niches in the buttresses, a parapet with wavy tracery and end pinnacles.

The tiny priest's doorway, partially obscured by a buttress, has an ogee head.

June 2015

Heckington, St Andrew church
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel

Looking east towards the high altar.

DB 25 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, chancel
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel

Looking back towards the nave.

DB 25 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Altar
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Altar
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Altar

"C19 limestone ashlar and marble reredos in C14 style with triple cusped ogee arches and crocketted gables flanked by blind cusped arcades"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360590?section=official-list-entry 

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, altar, reredos
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Doorway
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Doorway
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Doorway

Ogee headed priest's door with floriate finial to the south side of the chancel.

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, Door
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Double Piscina
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Double Piscina
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Double Piscina

"The double piscina has cusped ogee arches in the manner of reticulated tracery. Paried engaged side shafts support a crocketted canopy with large floriate knop and seated human figure label stops"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360590?section=official-list-entry 

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, Double Piscina
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, East Window
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, East Window
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, East Window

Pevsner comments "E window 1897 by T. F. Curtis of Ward & Hughes, the Te Deum in the main lights, the Benedicite in the tracery"

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, window stained glass, Ward & Hughes
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, East Window
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, East Window
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, East Window

Detail from center of the east window.

DB 25 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, window stained glass
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Easter Sepulchre
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Easter Sepulchre
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Easter Sepulchre

"The Easter sepulchre, one of the most celebrated English examples, consists of a small triangular central niche in a tripartite stone framework.

The panels are framed by roll moulded shafts terminating in pinnacles. below the niche the Sleeping Soldiers recline beneath crocketted gables. To either side are pairs of figures and above the Risen Christ is attended by censing angels. This last scene is also contained within a crocketted gable from which sinuous strapwork friezes run down to either side. The upper panels are filled with seaweed carving and overall is a cornice with monsters"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360590?section=official-list-entry 

Local signage states " This example of an Easter Sepulchre, dating from about 1330, is one of the three finest examples in England.

A plaster caste copy of it was exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851.

It was built to accommodate the Host (Communion bread - the body of Christ) during the period of fast and vigil from Good Friday to Easter morning.

On either side of the aperture are the angels and women at the Tomb, and below are the sleeping Roman guards, clothed in the armour and bearing the shields of fourteenth century soldiers.

Above is the Risen Christ, attended by angels with censors" 

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, Easter Sepulchre
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Easter Sepulchre
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Easter Sepulchre
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Easter Sepulchre

A closer view of the Sleeping Soldiers.

DB 8 July 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, Easter Sepulchre
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Memorial
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Memorial
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Memorial

"... in grateful memory of Henry Godson by whose munificent bequest this Chancel was restored A.D. 1887, being the year of the Queens jubilee ..."

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, Henry Godson
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Memorial
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Memorial
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Memorial

"IN MEMORY OF THE REVD. CHARLES DE LA COUR, TWENTY EIGHT YEARS VICAR OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED MARCH 15TH 1861 ... "

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, CHARLES DE LA COUR
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Richard de Potesgrave
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Richard de Potesgrave
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Richard de Potesgrave

"The tomb of Richard de Potesgrave, builder of the chancel. It is a broad moulded and pointed tomb recess with elaborate ogee cusping to the underside. The effigy is clad in full vestments, but the face has been despoiled. The edge of the slab supporting the effigy has a hollow chamfer containing ballflowers with brattishing"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360590?section=official-list-entry 

Local signage states "The founder's tomb of Richard de Potesgrave depicted in his priestly vestments. He died at the age of about 75 in 1349, possibly of the Black Death. In the case above his mutilated effigy is his communion chalice, found when the tomb was opened in 1800".

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, Tomb of Richard de Potesgrave
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Richard de Potesgrave, Chalice
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Richard de Potesgrave, Chalice
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Richard de Potesgrave, Chalice

Local signage states that :-

"Richard De Potesgrave was instituted as Rector of Heckington in 1309 by King Edward II. He was Chaplain and Confessor to Edward II and Edward III. No doubt his position and influence at Court enabled him to pay the enormous cost of constructing this magnificent Chancel, which is 55 feet long, 24 feet wide and 53 feet high.

He was responsible for the foundation of the Chantry of St Nicholas (in the South Transept) and he was still incumbent when the church was returned to Bardney Abbey in 1343. He died in about 1345.

The face of his effigy has been almost entirely destroyed, but we get some idea of his rich vestments. In 1800, when the grave below was opened, his chalice was found and later placed in the casket above his tomb"

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, Tomb, Richard De Potesgrave, Chalice
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Roof
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Roof
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Roof

During the later Middle Ages St Andrew's pitched roofs were lowered to be raised to their original shape by Victorian restorations in 1867-8 and 1888. 

DB 25 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, chancel roof
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Sedilia
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Sedilia
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Sedilia

"The large triple sedilia has cusped ogee arches supported on moulded piers with foliate capitals. Above are crocketted gablets with ballflowers against a background of seaweed carving. In the upper parts of the rectangular frame are carvings of Christ in Majesty, the Blessed Virgin Mary and saints"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360590?section=official-list-entry 

Local signage states that "This large three seater Sedilia was needed when three priests were conducting the mass. There are two 3 seater Sedilias in this village parish church, which is most unusual. The insides of the tops of the three seats are also highly detailed"

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, Triple Sedilia
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Sedilia 
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Sedilia 
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Sedilia 

Above the sedilia in the chancel are gables with remarkable carvings at the springers.

This - one of four carvings - depicts a bearded man feeding a second man.

June 2015

Heckington, St Andrew church, sedilia
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Tiles
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Tiles
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Tiles

Pevsner has "TILED FLOOR dating from James Fowler's restoration of chancel and spire in 1888".

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, tiles
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Window
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Window
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Window

In memory of Joseph Godson d.1886 and his wife Maria Godson d.1908.

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, window stained glass
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Window
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Window
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Window

In memory of Ernest Henry Godson d.1928.

DB 25 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, window stained glass
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Window
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Window
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Window

In memory of Ada Tomlison d.1911.

DB 25 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, window stained glass, Ada Tomlison
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Window
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Window
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Window

In memory of Edward Godson d.1904. A former churchwarden who presented two new bell to the church.

DB 25 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, window stained glass
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Window
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Window
Heckington, St Andrew, Chancel, Window

In memory of Arthur Cunningham d.1914 "He laboured faithfully in this parish as Curate for six years and was beloved by all".

DB 25 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, window stained glass, Arthur Cunningham
Heckington, St Andrew, Churchyard Cross
Heckington, St Andrew, Churchyard Cross
Heckington, St Andrew, Churchyard Cross

The base and lower shaft of a medieval cross in the churchyard on the south side of the church.

June 2015

Heckington, St Andrew churchyard cross
Heckington, St Andrew, Churchyard 
Heckington, St Andrew, Churchyard 
Heckington, St Andrew, Churchyard 

"IN MEMORY OF RICHARD GODSON ESQR. WHO DIED FEBY. 4TH 1855. AGED 80 YEARS. ALSO OF ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED AUGST. 9TH 1858. AGED 83 YEARS"

DB 25 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Churchyard, image
Heckington, St Andrew, east window
Heckington, St Andrew, east window
Heckington, St Andrew, east window

The very fine seven-light east window with flowing tracery of the Decorated period.

June 2015

Heckington, St Andrew church
Heckington, St Andrew, Grotesques
Heckington, St Andrew, Grotesques
Heckington, St Andrew, Grotesques

The two small grotesques are above the niche in a buttress on the south face of the chancel.

June 2015

Heckington, St Andrew church, grotesque
Heckington, St Andrew, Grotesques
Heckington, St Andrew, Grotesques
Heckington, St Andrew, Grotesques

A boat going grotesque on the south side of the chancel.

Supposed to be 198 gargoyles in total!

DB 25 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image
Heckington, St Andrew, Grotesques
Heckington, St Andrew, Grotesques
Heckington, St Andrew, Grotesques

A particularly rude grotesque at the east end of the chancel.

DB 25 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image
Heckington, St Andrew, Grotesques
Heckington, St Andrew, Grotesques
Heckington, St Andrew, Grotesques

A woman being attacked?

DB 25 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image
Heckington, St Andrew, Grotesques
Heckington, St Andrew, Grotesques
Heckington, St Andrew, Grotesques

A flute player on the south side of the chancel.

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image
Heckington, St Andrew, Memorial Brasses
Heckington, St Andrew, Memorial Brasses
Heckington, St Andrew, Memorial Brasses

Memorial brasses for John Cadron d.1488 and William Cawdron sometime Bailiff of Heckington.

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, brass
Heckington, St Andrew, Nave
Heckington, St Andrew, Nave
Heckington, St Andrew, Nave

A view of the nave of Heckington St Andrew, looking towards the beautiful seven light East window.


Frank Robinson, 2011

Heckington, St Andrew, window,
Heckington, St Andrew, Nave
Heckington, St Andrew, Nave
Heckington, St Andrew, Nave

Looking east towards the chancel.

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image
Heckington, St Andrew, Nave
Heckington, St Andrew, Nave
Heckington, St Andrew, Nave

Looking west towards the font and tower arch.

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image
Heckington, St Andrew, Nave
Heckington, St Andrew, Nave
Heckington, St Andrew, Nave

A second view looking west.

DB 25 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, nave
Heckington, St Andrew, Nave, Font
Heckington, St Andrew, Nave, Font
Heckington, St Andrew, Nave, Font

"Fine C14 font which is of octagonal tub form with cusped and crocketted gabled arches to the panelled sides with a zone of fleurons above and 3 circular steps beneath"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360590?section=official-list-entry 

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, font
Heckington, St Andrew, Nave, Memorial
Heckington, St Andrew, Nave, Memorial
Heckington, St Andrew, Nave, Memorial

At the west end of the nave adjacent to the tower arch. 

"NEAR THIS PLACE ARE DEPOSITED THE EARTHLY REMAINS OF GEORGE (SON OF THE LATE GEORGE AND ELIZABETH,) STRUGGLES. HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEBRUARY THE 24TH. 1844 AGED 51 YEARS" 

DB 25 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, George Struggles
Heckington, St Andrew, Nave, Pulpit
Heckington, St Andrew, Nave, Pulpit
Heckington, St Andrew, Nave, Pulpit

C19 pulpit.

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, pulpit
Heckington, St Andrew, Nave, Roof
Heckington, St Andrew, Nave, Roof
Heckington, St Andrew, Nave, Roof

"During the later Middle Ages St Andrew's pitched roofs were lowered to be raised to their original shape by Victorian restorations in 1867-8 and 1888". 

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, roof
Heckington, St Andrew, North Aisle
Heckington, St Andrew, North Aisle
Heckington, St Andrew, North Aisle

Looking east towards the north transept and organ.

DB 25 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image
Heckington, St Andrew, North Aisle
Heckington, St Andrew, North Aisle
Heckington, St Andrew, North Aisle

Local signage states "This Aisle was at one time known as the Riby Quire but the reason for this is uncertain. Its just possible that there is a connection with the William de Ribi who was Rector before the date of the present Church, being instituted in 1281". 

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, Riby Quire
Heckington, St Andrew, North Aisle, Door
Heckington, St Andrew, North Aisle, Door
Heckington, St Andrew, North Aisle, Door

North door with a modern artwork above. A recently hung work by a local artist.

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, art, door
Heckington, St Andrew, North Transept
Heckington, St Andrew, North Transept
Heckington, St Andrew, North Transept

Looking into the north transept from the nave.

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image
Heckington, St Andrew, North Transept
Heckington, St Andrew, North Transept
Heckington, St Andrew, North Transept

Looking past the altar towards a triangular headed niche in the east wall.

DB 25 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image
Heckington, St Andrew, North Transept, Altar
Heckington, St Andrew, North Transept, Altar
Heckington, St Andrew, North Transept, Altar

"On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine in a major escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War that began in 2014.

The invasion caused Europe's largest refugee crisis since World War II, with more than 8.8 million Ukrainians fleeing the country and a third of the population displaced"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Russian_invasion_of_Ukraine 

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, altar, Ukraine
Heckington, St Andrew, North Transept, Organ
Heckington, St Andrew, North Transept, Organ
Heckington, St Andrew, North Transept, Organ

Organ viewed from the north aisle.

Local signage states "Until 1868, music was supplied by a choir and church band in a gallery near the tower arch. When the band went on strike over a dispute about hymns, they were replaced by an organ". 

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, organ
Heckington, St Andrew, North Transept, Organ
Heckington, St Andrew, North Transept, Organ
Heckington, St Andrew, North Transept, Organ

The organ was built by Charles Brindley of Sheffield in 1869 with funds provided by Mr Henry Godson"

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, organ
Heckington, St Andrew, porch
Heckington, St Andrew, porch
Heckington, St Andrew, porch

The porch on the south side of St Andrew's has similar buttresses with niches as seen elsewhere on the exterior of the church.

The gable has a parapet with richly decorated band of stone carving containing shields, angels and kneeling figures against a leafy background.

June 2015

Heckington, St Andrew church, porch
Heckington, St Andrew, porch
Heckington, St Andrew, porch
Heckington, St Andrew, porch

Detail of the decorated parapet above the porch, with the (replaced) figure of Christ in the centre.

June 2015

Heckington, St Andrew church, porch
Heckington, St Andrew, Roof
Heckington, St Andrew, Roof
Heckington, St Andrew, Roof

Detail of leadwork now displayed in the south transept.

DB 25 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, roof lead
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle

Looking east towards the south transept.

DB 8 July 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle

Looking past the war memorial and into the south transept.

DB 25 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle, Memorial
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle, Memorial
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle, Memorial

Memorial to Mrs Faith Ovens at the west end of the south aisle.

Above a modern kitchen area. 

DB 25 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, Faith Ovens
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle, Memorial
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle, Memorial
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle, Memorial

Monument to William Durance d.1845.

Located next to the war memorial hence the hanging banner. 

DB 8 July 2022

Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle, William Durance
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle, War Memorial
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle, War Memorial
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle, War Memorial

"IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THE FIRST AIR-LANDING ANTI-TANK BATTERY, R.A. WHO DIED IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945 AND ESPECIALLY OF THOSE WHO LEFT HECKINGTON AS PART Of THE FIRST PARACHUTE BRIGADE IN SEPTEMBER1944 FOR THE BATTLE OF ARNHEM" 

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, war memorial, Arnhem
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle, War Memorial Window
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle, War Memorial Window
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle, War Memorial Window

First World War memorial window.

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, war memorial, window stained glass
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle, War Memorial Window
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle, War Memorial Window
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle, War Memorial Window

Names of the fallen recorded in two panels, on either side, at the bottom of the window.

DB 25 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, window stained glass, war memorial
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle, War Memorial 
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle, War Memorial 
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle, War Memorial 

Second World War memorial brass beneath a widow dedicated to those killed in the First World War.

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, war memorial
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle.
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle.
Heckington, St Andrew, South Aisle.

Looking west towards a modern wooden screen beyond which is a kitchen area.

DB 25 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, aisle
Heckington, St Andrew, South Transept
Heckington, St Andrew, South Transept
Heckington, St Andrew, South Transept

Local signage states "The south transept was designed as a chapel, probably the "chantry of St Nicholas" where rector Potesgrave's parents were prayed for. It retains its original piscina (or sink) and triple sedilia or priests' seats".

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, south transept, sedilia
Heckington, St Andrew, South Transept, Altar
Heckington, St Andrew, South Transept, Altar
Heckington, St Andrew, South Transept, Altar

Lady chapel altar.

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, altar
Heckington, St Andrew, South Transept, Monument
Heckington, St Andrew, South Transept, Monument
Heckington, St Andrew, South Transept, Monument

"C14 effigy to a civilian ... the figure appears as a praying bust in a quatrefoil surround"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360590?section=official-list-entry 

Local signage has "This 14th century effigy in the transept floor may represent Potesgrave's father".

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, effigy
Heckington, St Andrew, South Transept, Window
Heckington, St Andrew, South Transept, Window
Heckington, St Andrew, South Transept, Window

The attractive Victorian stained glass of the south window of the south transept.

June 2015

Heckington, St Andrew
Heckington, St Andrew, Steeple
Heckington, St Andrew, Steeple
Heckington, St Andrew, Steeple

Pevsner reports that the spire reaches a height of c. 185 ft.

DB 25 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, tower
Heckington, St Andrew, Tower, Statue
Heckington, St Andrew, Tower, Statue
Heckington, St Andrew, Tower, Statue

Local signage states :-

"The niche on the tower south west buttress houses a 14th century statue of St John, identified by his eagle symbol.

It is the sole survivor of the 38 statues that once decked St Andrew's buttresses; the remainder are said to have been broken up to repair the churchyard wall".

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image
Heckington, St Andrew, Vestry
Heckington, St Andrew, Vestry
Heckington, St Andrew, Vestry

Image of the Vestry's upper floor. 

Local signage states "Attached to the chancel is the two storey vestry decorated "en-suite" with buttresses, pinnacles and gargoyles.

The last word in clerical luxury, this vestry was Potesgrave's present to himself and his successors as rectors of St Andrew's.

Two story vestries were most uncommon in mediaeval parish churches, and Heckington's may be a unique survival.

Within, the upper floor served as a sacristy for preparing services; the double sink or "piscina" was used for washing hands and communion vessels.

The vaulted undercroft was probably a strongroom for church treasures".

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, vestry
Heckington, Telephone Kiosk Type K6, Village Green
Heckington, Telephone Kiosk Type K6, Village Green
Heckington, Telephone Kiosk Type K6, Village Green

Located next to Henry Godson's Almshouses.

"Telephone kiosk. Type K6. Designed 1935 by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1169043

Now used to house a defibrillator. 

DB 28 July 2018

Heckington, K6, Telephone Kiosk, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott
Heckington, Temperance Hall
Heckington, Temperance Hall
Heckington, Temperance Hall

Temperance Hall now the Village Hall.

Inscription reads

"TEMPERANCE

HALL

GIVEN TO THIS PARISH BY 

M.FRANKS MRCS

1863" 

Moses Franks MRCS, village surgeon built it as a Temperance Hall at his own expense on land given from his garden as a venue where meetings could be held without the temptation of alcohol.

http://www.heckingtonvillagetrust.org.uk/a-walk-around-heckington.html 

DB 14 July 2018 

Heckington, Temperance Hall, Village Hall, Moses Franks
Heckington, Vicarage
Heckington, Vicarage
Heckington, Vicarage

Undated postcard.

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1872 states "The vicarage, valued in K.B. at £12. 6s. 3d., and now at £350, is in the patronage of 'William Allison, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. George Thomas Cameron, M.A.

The tithes were commuted at the enclosure in 1764 for allotments of land.

The Vicarage House was built in 1820, and is a commodious brick building"

Heckington, Vicarage
Heckington, War Memorial
Heckington, War Memorial
Heckington, War Memorial

"First World War memorial unveiled on 1 October 1922"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1440861 

Second World War dedication subsequently added.

DB 14 July 2018

Heckington, War Memorial
Heckington, Wesleyan Reform Chapel, Eastgate
Heckington, Wesleyan Reform Chapel, Eastgate
Heckington, Wesleyan Reform Chapel, Eastgate

"Wesleyan Reform Chapel. 1852"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061806 

DB 14 July 2018

Heckington, Wesleyan Reform Chapel
Heckington, White Horse Inn, Church Street
Heckington, White Horse Inn, Church Street
Heckington, White Horse Inn, Church Street

"The whitewashed building is the old White Horse pub the inscribed stone above the door indicating that before it was burnt down in 1813, it had been the ‘House of Industry’ or the village Workhouse.

It was rebuilt but sold in 1837 and eventually closed in 1991"

http://www.heckingtonvillagetrust.org.uk/a-walk-around-heckington.html

DB 14 July 2018

Heckington, White Horse Inn, House of Industry, Workhouse, Public House
Heckington, White Horse Inn, Church Street
Heckington, White Horse Inn, Church Street
Heckington, White Horse Inn, Church Street

"An off-centre ashlar tablet records the rebuilding of the inn after a fire in 1813"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1168791

DB 14 July 2018

Heckington, White Horse Inn, House of Industry, Workhouse, Public House, Fire