Britain >Midlands >Heckington Sleaford


Collected date 11/09/04

Heckington sign

A request stop on the line from Grantham through Sleaford to Skegness, I got off at Heckington on a whim when the train stopped there for someone else. Good thing I did; in the old station building is a wonderful museum of railway life at Heckington and wider Lincolnshire.

Built in 1859, the station building is shared between the Heckington Village Trust's museum and a local business:

Heckington station front Heckington station museum

The rear of the station building:

Heckington rear

The level crossing is an old gated crossing still operated by the signaller in the nearby signal box:

Heckington Level Crossing Heckington Level Crossing and
Signal Box

Heckington is the proud owner of the only remaining eight sailed windmill in Britain. Here it looms above the signal box:

Heckington Signal Box with

Looking west and east along the line:

Heckington, looking West Heckington, looking East

More links to the past with an old station sign and a list of station masters:

Heckington old sign List of Heckington station