Sleaford (England) Reviews
Newest Review: ... was beheaded for treason; it then passed to the Crown and later was acquired by the Carres. At the end of the 17th century, the Hervey family (Earls of Bristol) took the estate through marriage. Sleaford's importance as a market town grew through the years. At the end of the 18th century a waterway opened to link Sleaford with the River Witham, and thus Sleaford became a local terminus for the area's waterways. The railways opened in Sleaford in the 1850s, and the Navigation was closed in 1881. Cogglesford Mill is the only surviving watermill in Sleaford. Built around ... more
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by - written on 30/05/01, updated on 30/05/01 (Very useful, 258 readings)
Sleaford is a small market town in Lincolnshire, nestled beside the A17 where it meets the A15 and A153. Of immense importance to locals in a rural area where public transport is scarce (to say the least), the town is a centre for transport, commerce and education for the surrounding villages. The history of Sleaford can be traced back to the Iron Age. Recent archaeology digs off the Boston Road have uncovered the remains of a Roman mint, perhaps the largest of its kind in Europe. Roman Sleaford was situated slightly to the east of the new town, between Boston Road and the River Slea. The present town was established during the Saxon period. ... Read the complete review
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