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 the District a fascinating place to live in or visit!

Attractions include:

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardensa grade I listed Medieval house set in 5 acres of beautiful gardensAyscoughfee Hall
Chain Bridge Forgea living Blacksmith's Workshop (opens in new window)Chain Bridge Forge
Moulton Windmillthe highest windmill in England (opens in new window)Moulton Mill
Pinchbeck Enginea fascinating insight into local land drainage (opens in new window)Engine Museum
Crowland Abbeyan imposing church encompassing ancient ruins dating back to the 11th century (opens in new window)Crowland Abbey
Spalding Gentlemen's Societythe second oldest museum in the country (opens in new window)Gs
Burtey Fen Collectiona privately owned music hall (opens in new window)Burtey Fen

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: museum@sholland.gov.uk