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Heapham is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, 5 miles (8.0 km) south-east from Gainsborough. It has an agricutural economy, and very much a working landscape.

Heapham is on the southern border of the Hemswell Ward.

Due to its small population it enjoys a Parish Meeting chaired by Mr Charles Anyan.

 

Religious History

Heapham Anglican Grade II listed parish church is dedicated to All Saints. The church tower is of Saxon origin; the main body, Norman. The church was restored in 1868. The former Rectory is a private dwelling.

The Church is regularly used for worship and not open however a key access is provided.

Two chapels were built by Wesleyan Methodists, one in 1842 the other, Grade II listed, in 1897 which is now a private dwelling.

 

Other listed buildings include Heapham Windmill, described as "The most complete windmill in West Lindsey".

Heapham Wind Mill

Hewitts windmill is a renovated Tower mill with sails (non working). It was built by the millwright Johnson of Low Burnham near Haxey in 1876 to replace a post mill.

It worked until around 1950 when it was struck by lightning and damaged. The late Mr Hewitt, the owner, repaired the mill and set it to work once more, being awarded an S.P.A.B. 'Windmill Certificate' in recognition of his efforts in 1952. Mr Hewitt wrote a book on the windmill.

Lightning struck again in 1956, wrecking the mill by breaking the iron winds shaft in two, dumping the sails on the ground and smashing them to pieces. The damage was too great to repair and the mill was abandoned. Some of the parts (two pairs of stones, their fittings and gear) was taken out and put into Heage mill in Derbyshire when that mill was being renovated in 1973.