Help give historic Kirton building new uses
You could play your part in helping save one of the borough's most historic buildings. The Old King's Head at Kirton is a building at risk - but not if you and Heritage Lincolnshire have anything to do with it.
Yesterday (Tuesday, October 10) a bid was launched to give the Tudor building, dating back to 1599, a new and useful life. Heritage Lincolnshire, which responded to fears for the building in 2016 by buying it and carrying out emergency works, with Heritage Lottery Fund help, has now launched a crowdfunding campaign to finance the next stage of the project.
Heritage Lincolnshire wants your support to work with local producers to open The Old King's Head as a bed and breakfast, deli and community hub.
Kirton was once on the bustling route from London to Boston when the town was one of the most prosperous in the land. The Wybeard family, first known owners of The Old King's Head in 1625, built the inn to make the most of the busy highway.
At that time the building was a show stopper - built in the now extremely rare Fenland Artisan Mannerism style and made from red brick, an innovative building material of the time.
Rumour has it that the building is haunted by a friendly but mischievous Victorian lady. The inn's last landlord left in the 1970s but it remained in residential use until 2016.
You can help today by making a donation at heritagelincolnshire.org/okh and there will be some prizes and gifts available to thank supporters for their pledges.