Heckington is both a village and a parish. The parish is about 117 miles north of London, 5 miles east of Sleaford and 11 miles west of Boston on the Swineshead road (now the A17 and A1121) that runs between Sleaford and Boston. The parish itself is bounded on the north by Asgarby and South Kyme parishes, to the west by Burton Pedwardine and on the south by Great Hale parish. The parish is from one to two miles broad and 6 miles long, extending five miles east of the village out to the South Forty Foot Drain. It covers about 5,300 acres.
The village of Heckington is now a small town, situated on a slight hill overlooking the Fens to the east. The Car Dyke passes just east of town. The hamlet of Garwick (or Garrick) is about two miles east of Heckington on the road to Boston. East Heckington lies a mile further east on the same road and the hamlet of Garwick (Garrick) lies on the Boston road two miles east of the village. If you are planning a visit:
- It is probably easiest to take the A17 and take the B1394 turnoff (either one) and follow that road into town.
- Watch for the sign! John LUCAS has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2011.
- Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Heckington which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which Heckington has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF140440 (Lat/Lon: 52.981228, -0.303473), Heckington which are provided by: