Heckington Mill (Pocklington’s Mill)
The only 8-sail mill in the whole of the country. From Nash to Marshall to Pocklington; from Boston to Heckington – this unique mill that has seenmany a change over the years.
The only remaining mill in the country that has 8 sails. Known locally as Pocklington’s Mill, on account of John Pocklington who was the person who refitted the mill at the end of the 19th century. This refit was done using parts from an eight sail mill from Skirbeck, near Boston (dating from 1813), which was originally owned and operated by Tuxford’s, the millwrights and engineers.
Saved from being dismantled in the fifties, Heckington Mill was repaired to full glory in 1985 by Lincolnshire County Council. The mill is now run by volunteers.
Grid Reference SK145435
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