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

Lost Long Sutton Manor House

Until the 1940s, the site of the concrete factory was occupied by a two- storey house, a replacement for a building once owned by Edward III’s fourth son, John of Gaunt, who became Lord of the Manor of Sutton Holland on the death of his wife’s father Henry Duke of...

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Combining in 1959

Spalding Guardian Nostalgia Gosberton Risegate resident Mark Joy has sent us this picture of wheat being combined in 1959. Mark says: “My Dad, Gus Joy, is driving the lorry and Fred Wilson is operating the combine. “They were working (and did for many years) for...

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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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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