Walking Tour of Kirton and The Old King’s Head. (Heritage Open Days 17/9 a.m)
A free tour!!
Date: Saturday 17th September 2022.
Time & Venue: 10.30am @ The Old King’s Head.
Join us for Kirton History Weekend, as part of Heritage Open Days, for a walking tour of Kirton and The Old King’s Head.
Come with us as we give guided talks around Kirton and let you know all about the 16th Century Coaching Inn that Heritage Lincolnshire has lovingly restored over the past five years. You’ll learn about the property, it’s history and key facts. The inn is a rare example of the Fenland Artisan Mannerist style, a building technique which reveals a unique history of the ebb and flow of Britain’s people. The Old King’s Head tells us about the forgotten importance of the road from London to Boston, once a hub for those who traded, travelled and warred by sea. To find out more about the project please go to https://www.heritagelincolnshire.org/projects/the-old-kings-head
Take a walk around the village with us discovering all about the Potato King, historic war figures and Dame Sarah Swift plus lots more! Kirton, now a small village was once a hectic town, the third largest settlement in the county. The history of The Old King’s Head and its custodians reflect the cultural heritage of the local area, prosperous landlords, vigorous rivalries, between the church, barmen and even their own clientele!
This is a Free tour as part of the Heritage Open Days Festival but Booking is essential as places are limited on each tour
Tours are approximately one hour and you will require sensible footwear.