Pictures of Helpringham
One of the most enduring features of the Fens are its windmills and its soaring church spires. The dramatic spire of ashlar-faced St. Andrew's Church of the 13th century cuts a fine sight towering above the village of Helpringham in an impressive rural landscape. The church is of surprising proportions, with glorious arches and magnificent stained glass. Of its many treasures its font is perhaps the most important, this dates from around C1200, is circular in shape with plain arcading to three sides with the remainder being covered by what is possibly the tree of life. Throughout the centuries St.Andrew's has been left to remain in a state of almost original splendour, the purity of its architecture and adornment are largely due to Richard de Pottesgrave who became rector in 1309, he was also chaplain and confessor to King Edward II. Opposite the church is a War Memorial to those who lived in Helpringham and died during the 20th century World Wars.
The eight sailed windmill at Heckington is well worth a visit, this is the only eight sailed working windmill in England. It covers four floors, all of which are open to public view for a small charge.
Closer to Sleaford on the banks of the River Slea visitors will find picturesque Cogglesford Mill where flour has been produced for over a 1000 years. The mill, in its "Constable" setting has a fascinating history, for apart from milling the building also provided a meeting place for country traders and farmers for many centuries.
Helpringham is a richly rewarding walking area, with walks around old villages and waterside walks giving visitors a lovely glimpse of the regions natural wildlife and variety of scenery. There are regular watering holes, especially the Nags Head which sits serenely at the side of the lovely village green. Helpringham's High Street is pleasant, with a nice mix of sedate properties making it a pleasing place to stroll while deciding which part of the Lincolnshire fens to visit next.
This village is a short distance from the drain known as the South Forty Foot Drain, it is within easy reach of both Sleaford and Boston, and for tourists wishing to travel a little further there is the lovely waterway of the River Welland.
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The Old Stable
Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England (1.5 miles, 2.5 km, direction N)
Located in Sleaford, this twin is 33 km from Lincoln. The property is 44 km from Peterborough and free private parking is provided. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. The kitchenette is ...
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Ivy House Barn
Howell, Lincolnshire, England (2.0 miles, 3.2 km, direction N)
Located in Howell, this holiday home is set 32 km from Lincoln. The property features views of the city and is 45 km from Peterborough. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with an oven and ...
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Horbling, Lincolnshire, England (3.8 miles, 6.1 km, direction S)
Abbott'S Farm is a holiday home featuring a garden with a seasonal outdoor pool, situated in Horbling. The unit is 39 km from Lincoln. The kitchen features an oven, a toaster and a refrigerator and t...
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Barn Gallery Bed and Breakfast
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Barn Gallery Bed and Breakfast is located in Osbournby, just 5 miles from Sleaford. Free WiFi access is available and the property offers free parking. The property is a 15-minute drive from RAF Cranw...
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The Tally Ho Inn
Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England (5.0 miles, 8.1 km, direction W)
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|Heckington Station||(1.8 miles, 3.0 km, direction N)|
|Swineshead Station||(5.1 miles, 8.2 km, direction E)|
|A1(M) Junction 17||(28.7 miles, 46.1 km, direction S)|
|A1(M) Junction 17||(28.8 miles, 46.3 km, direction S)|
|Humberside International Airport||(43.5 miles, 70.0 km, direction N)|
|East Midlands Airport||(43.7 miles, 70.3 km, direction W)|
|Helpringham to London||(100.0 miles, 161.0 km, direction S)|