Swineshead History Montage

Swineshead Places


Station Road

   

High Bridge Farmhouse, Station Road

Swineshead History Lincolnshire Places Photo 6Station Road (North Street before the Railway came) links the village to the settlement at Swineshead Bridge. Although much of its northern end has recently been consumed by the A1, and today seems fated to house an Industrial Park, its buildings are both interesting and tenacious.

 

Walking south into the village, the farmhouse at High Bridge gives evidence of small-scale farming at the turn of the last century and this impression is strengthened a little further on when the Grade 2 listed North End Mill comes into view, now minus its sails, but complete with a good example of a mill house close by. Some generously-gardened pre-war housing leads on to a junction with the Boston Road where stands the historic Golden Cross Inn.

 

A quaint timber land-army hut (still in use) is the next noteable building before the road becomes lined with houses, ancient and modern, and blends into the High Street at the southern junction with Tarry Hill.

 
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Hillcrest, Coles Lane / High Street

 

Built 1905 by Swineshead builder Mowbrays. Red brick facade with stone sills and lintels (one bearing the engraved house name). Most windows including the two bays are original (sash type) together with numerous interior features. Two prominent brick chimney stacks crown the original pitched roof of Welsh slate. Decorative coloured brick detailing at summit of facade and in detailing on chimneys.

 

Attached coach house is of a later construction, making it a very late example of its type. Brick, two storeys with rounded corners. Woodwork painted black and white. Double carriage door and separate stable door on ground floor with hoist door on first floor. Stone setts and wooden manger in stable.

 

Original low brick wall to front of house survives together with its low decorative railings, matching front gate and taller brick and stone posts at either end.

 

Hillcrest was for a time home to the miller of North End Mill (listed building) and was the birthplace of Collingwood Smith who gained the Distinguished Flying Medal as a bomber pilot in World War II.

   
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