South Holland Industrial Heritage

Discover South Holland’s proud industrial heritage by exploring Chain Bridge Forge, Moulton Mill and Pinchbeck Engine.

Learn more about what life was like in South Holland in years gone by and how the area’s proud history is shaping its future. 

Chain Bridge Forge

Discover the age-old skills of the blacksmith at our working forge.

Moulton Mill

Moulton Mill is the tallest windmill in the country and after extensive restoration is now a working mill.

Pinchbeck Engine

The Pinchbeck Engine is a restored beam engine, an impressive reminder of the time when man relied on the power of steam to drain the land

South Holland Life

Explore our massive archive of photos and documents from days gone by and discover more about South Holland’s fascinating past.


From the past to the future – discover virtual reality and 3D printing at Chain Bridge Forge,

Latest from South Holland Industrial Heritage

Crowland War Memorial

The Crowland War Memorial was unveiled on November 28th 1920 and was reported as follows: “The Crowland War Memorial erected in the Old Market Place, was unveiled on Sunday afternoon, in the presence of a large gathering of people. The Memorial is in the form of a,...

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Spalding Free Meeting House

The first photograph shows Spalding Friends at Spalding Meeting House before renovations carried out by Henry and Christine Burtt. The photo was taken in 1963. Courtesy of Spalding Meeting and Kenneth Barker. The building originally built in 1805 and completely...

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1980’s videos of trains in Spalding

Video taken by Roy Harrison recording movement of trains in and around Spalding. The second video shows the Geest Branch line.

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Chain Bridge Forge

High Street, Spalding, Lincs, PE11 1TX

07960 587724

Moulton Mill

High Street, Moulton, Lincs, PE12 6QB

07483 227482

01406 373237

Pinchbeck Engine

West Marsh Road, Spalding, Lincs, PE11 3UW

01775 725861