Sleaford originally Slioford is a town within the local government district of North Kesteven, shire county of Lincolnshire, East Midlands Region, England, United Kingdom.
It lies on the southern part of the city of Lincoln in proximity with Boston and Grantham and experiences a maritime climate. Its earliest history dates back the 8th century based on the remains of an Anglo-Saxon settlement that was found within its market place sometime in 1979.
The area's economy is based on agriculture, crafts and tourism. Sleaford is famous for its cultural heritage, picturesque surroundings and traditional market. Its annual charity raft race and Water Festival also forms part the town's highlights.
Top Attractions in SleafordHandley Monument towers at Southgate, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. The monument honors and commemorates the illustrious life and works of Henry Handley. Handley is a local of Sleaford who served as a Member of Parliament.
Money's Mill can be found within Money's Yard, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. It is a seventy feet tall 18th century corn mill at the heart of the town of Sleaford that mirrors a part of the area's past. There are car parking spaces around the former mill making visiting the venue more convenient.
Navigation House sits at Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. The building dates back 1794 and used to serve as a weighing office for river navigation wherein people would have their items weighed to be taxed prior to the arrival of railway in Sleaford. Navigation House today serves as a visitor centre and showcases a number of interesting and historical items and tell about the glorious history of canals.
Sleaford Castle is located at Castle Causeway, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom and is currently on ruins. Alexander de Blois the Bishop of Lincoln first founded it sometime during the early 1120s. What is left with the once magnificent castle are only its moat and some portion of its walls. Several noblemen and royalties such as King Stephen, King John, Bishop Richard Fleming, King Henry VIII and Catherine Howard once stayed in the castle. The building is popular for its colorful history and historical contributions.
St.Deny's Church was built in the 12th Century and it's 144ft stone broach spire is one of the oldest of it's kind in England. Lincoln cathedral donated it's altar rail to St. Deny's when it was no longer needed after refurbishment. The altar rail was designed by Sir Christopher Wren. The church is located at Market Place, Sleaford NG34 7SH. Admission is free and visitors are welcome daily.
The Hub: National Centre for Craft and Design is situated at Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. It is a large gallery made to feature only a number of wonderful crafts and designs. It also offers a wonderful view of the town of Sleaford. The centre's facilities include a disabled access throughout the building, ample car parking spaces, cafe, gift shop and cinema.