Local History and Heritage
South Holland is full of fascinating heritage including beautiful historic buildings, wonderful windmills and many significant churches.
South Holland is rich in history with stories to tell from the Romans to the present day. Many heritage sites remain untouched, making the District a fascinating place to live in or visit!
Wide Horizons is a history of South Holland's Landscape and People.
- Ayscoughfee Hall Museum, a grade I listed Medieval house set in 5 acres of beautiful gardens;
- Chain Bridge Forge, a living Blacksmith's Workshop;
- Moulton Windmill, the highest windmill in England;
- Pinchbeck Engine, a fascinating insight into local land drainage;
- Crowland Abbey, an imposing church encompassing ancient ruins dating back to the 11th century;
- Spalding Gentlemen's Society, the second oldest museum in the country;
- Burtey Fen, a privately owned music hall;
- Spalding Bulb Museum, devoted to the area's horticultural history;
- and much more.
The larger towns in the District, Spalding, Holbeach, Long Sutton have civic societies who work to preserve and promote the heritage of their town.
Many of the churches in the District are grade I listed, and date back to a time when South Holland was particularly rich due to the wool trade.
For further information on South Holland's local history and heritage please call 01775 764555 or email: email@example.com