Photograph © Chris Coleman, under this Creative Commons licence


Hewitt's Windmill, Heapham

Grid reference: SK 873 886
OS sheet: 112
Postcode: DN21 5PT
About 5 miles E of Gainsborough. Turn S off A631 Market Rasen road after Corringham, through Springthorpe towards Sturgate airfield, then R at two T-junctions.

A 4-sailed tower mill built in 1876 by William Hewitt, which worked regularly for 80 years until struck by lightning in 1956. Fully restored to working order by Frank Hewitt, great grandson of the builder, in 1996. Awarded an SPAB plaque 1999. Display of photographs of the restoration, a Ruston & Hornsby oil engine and a Booth hammer mill. Sadly, the sails were removed in 2011, due to rot.

Opening times
Not open at all at present

National Mills Weekend opening times
Not open

Mrs Hewitt, tel. 01427 838230.

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