Local history and heritage
South Holland is rich in history, with stories to tell from the Romans to the present day. Many heritage sites remain untouched, making our district a fascinating place to live or visit.
Local attractions include:
- Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens is a grade I listed Medieval house set in 5 acres of beautiful gardens.
- Chain Bridge Forge is a living Blacksmith's Workshop. Visit the Heritage South Holland website for more information about Chain Bridge Forge.
- Moulton Windmill is the highest windmill in England. Visit the Moulton Windmill website.
- Pinchbeck Engine has a fascinating insight into local land drainage. Visit the Welland and Deepings website for more information on Pinchbeck Engine.
- Crowland Abbey is an imposing church encompassing ancient ruins dating back to the 11th century. Visit the Crowland Abbey website.
- Spalding Gentlemen's Society is the second oldest museum in the country. Visit the Spalding Gentlemen's Society website.
- Burtey Fen is a privately owned music hall. Visit the Burtey Fen Collection website.
The larger towns in the district (Spalding, Holbeach and Long Sutton) have civic societies who work to preserve and promote the heritage of their town. Many 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.