Swineshead History Montage

Swineshead Places


Swineshead Bridge

 

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The Poplars 2001

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Swineshead Bridge is a very attractive settlement, compact and focussed upon the old railway station although several of its buildings pre-date the railway. The area contains one listed building, a farmhouse described by Pevsner as being 'polite' rather than vernacular, which is separated from the railway station by the extremely busy A17 Highway to Sleaford. Despite this intrusion the settlement has survived well and most of its buildings have suffered little damage, perhaps with the exception of the Old Forge which has been rendered.

 

There are two large public houses, one recently closed, which highlight the importance of Swineshead Bridge as a settlement on 3 major routes, the road the drain and the railway. The latter was opened in 1859and became a double line in 1881. Most of the buildings associated with the railway station have gone but the Station House remains as a reminder of the heyday of the railways and serves as a pleasant landmark at the start of the footpath towards Boston along the bank of the drain. The current owner is renovating.

 

Hidden behind the Barge public house is a small cottage known as The Poplars (or Clarke's Cottage, above) which appears in original condition. Further north along the highway stands Swineshead Bridge House, another large and interesting farmhouse, which reflects the earlier wealth and importance of the settlement. The 3 route uniqueness and compactness of Swineshead Bridge are strong elements in favour of conservation designation.

 

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