Discover Lincolnshire's past for free
TOURIST attractions across East Lindsey will be opening for free as part of Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days.
Organised each year by Heritage Lincolnshire, the open days celebrate the rich and varied local heritage of the county. .
This year's theme is Material Matters and the programme is the most diverse and varied, including tours around special buildings, guided walks and demonstrations of the distinctive buildings of Lincolnshire and the diverse materials which they have been created from.
Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days run from Thursday, September 12-15, with some venues only opening on specific days.
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Here is what is happening in East Lindsey across the four days
Ailby Mud Stud Experience at Ailby Ash Holt, Tothby Lane, Ailby.
Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm.
New mud and stud structures are being built at Ailby using traditional timber construction with axes, mud walling, mud plastering and other traditional Lincolnshire crafts.
Alford Manor House Open Days
Saturday and Sunday 12 noon-4pm.
Free entry to this 400 year old thatched manor house. A rare example of a period structure with a wooden frame encased in brick. Also a tea room and newly restored walled garden.
Art and Heritage display at St Peter's Church, Markby.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11am-2pm.
Bookings in advance: 01507 462492.
St. Peter's is Lincolnshire's only thatched church. It is built of stone from the Augustinian Priory which was nearby. It still retains its box pews, as does its Georgian sister church in nearby Hannah-cum-Hagnaby.
St Margaret of Antioch's Church, Well.
Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm.
Grade I listed brick Georgian church built in 1733. The door opens into the nave showing one of the most deeply satisfying unrestored interiors. Three-decked pulpit with tester and West-facing altar.
Open days at St Oswald's Church, Strubby
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1pm-4pm. Booking Essential 01507 451217
View new the stained glass window depicting the life of St Oswald and the history of farming in Lincolnshire. Tour the church at your leisure. Small archive collection of documents and photographs relating to the history of St Oswald's church and Strubby village.
St Margaret's Church, Huttoft
Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm.
Many materials have been used in the building of this village church over 800 years. Learn more about the people who have added to this beautiful church for these centuries. Sunday service, 10.45am-12noon.
A Brinkhill Childhood, St Philip's Church, Brinkhill.
Saturday and Sunday 2pm-5pm.
A narrative of an idyllic childhood played out around Granny's cottage, corner house, one-up-one-down and the barns in and around Brinkhill village.
Two Churches and a Canal - St Adelwold's Church, Alvingham and St Mary's Church, North Cockerington.
Sunday 1pm-4pm. Tours at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm lasting around 15 minutes.
Visit the two churches in one church yard. Examine the materials used in their construction and discover the Anglo-Saxon window. Discover the materials transported along the adjacent Louth Canal.
St Edith's Parish Church, Grimoldby.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm.
The Grade I listed St Edith's Parish Church, Grimoldby with its tall tower and wide clerestoried nave is 14th century and built of local greenstone and Ancaster stone.
St Margaret's Church, Keddington open day.
The Saxon-Norman church of St Margaret is now in private ownership, open to the public just for the day. See the newly-restored roof and windows, font, pulpit and other original features. Guided tours.
All Saint's Church, Legbourne.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 10am-3pm. (Tours Sunday only with Jean Howard at 12noon and 3pm).
All Saints is a significant example of a medieval chalk building with fragments of early glass. On Saturday, the ringers will show you the ropes or try the new hand bells.
Louth Museum Library.
Friday 10am-12noon Bookings in advance to Susan lewis 01507 605825.
Virtually all books, several dating back to the 1600s will be available at this supervised session. Many local interest books and architecture. Bring paper and a pencil, no pens.
Louth Museum Open Day.
Explore brick making in Louth's history "Tardis". Biggest collection of woodcarvings by Thomas Wallis and May 29, 1920 Louth flood display and much more.
Tour of Orme Almshouses, Eastgate, Louth.
Friday 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm, tours lasting approx 45mins.
The Orme Almshouses were built 1885 on the site of the House of Correction or Louth Prison. The 10 Almshouses and Lodge were designed in the 'Modern Elizabethan' style of brick with stone dressings by James Fowler.
The Sessions House, Eastgate, Louth.
Friday 10am-4pm. Bookings in advance to Linda Blankley 01507 355895.
Visit the Sessions House, former magistrates court, where the conserved old court room showcases the unique Brown's Panorama recording the buildings of Louth and providing a fascinating glimpse into the residents' activities from the mid 19th century.
Bricks to build a Town - meet at Louth Museum
Saturday 11am, tour last approx one-and-a-half hours. Bookings in advance to Geoff Hill 01507 601211:
Brick and tile making and location of works on the Louth Panorama. See Charles Street brick pond and site of works on Eastgate, and buildings designed by James Fowler.
A Louth Civic Trust Event - meet at Westgate Fields on the corner of Westgate and Love Lane.
Saturday and Sunday, 2pm - tour last approx 2 hours. Booking in advance to James Lacarack 01507 603648 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A guided tour on foot through the historic market town of Louth identifying places of interest and architectural features. The tour finishes approx 1¼ miles from the start point.
Heritage at St Andrew's Church, Stewton
An interesting stone church, originally thatched but slate replaced the natural roof. There is a stone altar. The gravestones in the churchyard add interest with some notable memorials and inscriptions.
Withcall Farm Museum Open Day
Saturday 12.30pm-5.30pm. Bookings in advance: for tunnel tours to 01507 343607.
Display of old blacksmith's forge, farm and barn machinery and interesting church. Optional ex railway line and tunnel guided tour on people-carrier trailer. Small charge in aid of maintaining St Martin's Church.
Coningsby/ Tattershall and Woodhall Spa area
Rare Listed Mud and Stud Barn, renovation project at The Barn, Tumby Moorside.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10.30am-4pm.
Fewer than 10 surviving in Lincolnshire. See the practical renovation to retain this rare building. Event stewarded by East Midlands Earth Structures Society. Also exhibition of Mud and Stud in Lincolnshire.
Holy Trinity Collegiate Church, Tattershall
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday 11.30am-5pm. Superb example of English Perpendicular architecture and one of the largest parish churches in the country. Medieval glass in east window, many brasses. "Grave" of Tom Thumb can be seen in the nave. Displays on resident bats.
Talks on the church can be given if booked in advance 01526 352322.
Pow Cottage Open days, 27 High Street, Tattershall.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm. Lincolnshire mud and stud cottage with attractive working gardens. Tours or wander at will. Homemade cream teas.
Explore all six floors of this stunning red brick medieval castle, built by Ralph Cromwell, Lord Treasurer, in 1434.
Dogdyke Steam Drainage Station, Tattershall
The 1855 beam engine will be in steam, powering the scoop-wheel land drainage pump. It's the last in the UK. Also see the 1940 Ruston and Gwynnes diesel pumping set in action.
The Cottage Collage, Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum, Iddesleigh Road, Woodhall Spa.
Get creative and make a giant collage of the Cottage Museum. Use recycled materials, paint and textiles and prepare for messy fun. Suitable for 4-12 year olds. Free activities in the musem from 11am-3pm.
Archaeological Finds Day, Horncastle Library
Thursday 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm.
With Lincolnshire's Finds Liaison Officer, giving fascinating talks at 10am and 2pm about the latest archaeological treasures found in Lincolnshire, followed by a drop-in session for the identification of your archaeological finds.
Sir Joseph Banks Centre, Bridge Street, Horncastle
Friday and Saturday, 10am-4pm.
This building was four derelict houses/shops refurbished by Heritage Lincolnshire to accommodate a shop and society offices. Back yards are now transformed into a delightful garden with plants associated with Joseph Banks. Guided tours throughout the day.
Explore Roman Horncastle, Horncastle Library.
Friday 10.30am-11.30am and 12noon-1pm. Bookings in advance 01522 782010.
Learn about the construction of the Roman wall and look at the remains of Roman Horncastle. Includes talk and short walk around the town.
Horncastle Bricks Walk, meeting in the Market Place.
Friday 6.30pm, walk last approximately one-and-a-half hours.
Educational walk around Horncastle led by local historian David Robinson. Viewing tax bricks and patterns in brick bonds reflecting English, Flemish and English Garden styles. Includes history of brickworks at Bell's Yard and Elmhirst Road sites.
Pretend to be a Roman, Horncastle Library
Family event including dressing-up, food tasting and other activities.
St Matthew's Church, Lincolnshire Heritage Exhibition 2013
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9am-3pm; Sunday 11am-3pm.
Exhibition includes Boston Stump, Lincs Aviation Heritage, Church Farm The Village Museum, Gunby Hall, Skegness Pier, St Matthew's Church Heritage Trail, Lincolnshire Windmills Society and much more.
Mayor's Parlor Open Day, Skegness Town Hall, North Parade.
Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm.
A chance not only to take tea with the Mayor, Jim Carpenter, but also view two famous paintings by artist John Hassall of the Jolly Fisherman along with many other unique items relating to the towns history.
Gunby Hall and Gardens Heritage Open Day
Gunby Hall and gardens offer three floors of gorgeous décor and art befitting a William and Mary country home as well as eight acres of gardens.
Sutton on Sea area
Making Bricks to build a Seaside Town, Lakeside Springs Caravan Park, Sutton on Sea
A visit organised by the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology to see inside a rare brick kiln and discover how it operated. Also to inspect the nearby wind pump that drained the brick pit.
Gayton Engine Pumping Station, Thacker Bank, near Theddlethorpe All Saints.
Saturday and Sunday, 2pm-4pm.
Restored in 1993, the pumping station is a 160-year-old building with 1936 Petter engine and pump. A large display of old drainage tiles and tools together with other items connected with land drainage in the marshes plus photographs of local buildings.