Welcome to the website of the multi award winning Swannington Heritage Trust. We have a fabulous group of volunteers who work fantastically hard to achieve amazing things
- restoring the dilapidated shell of Hough Mill
- recovering neglected railway and coal mining sites and managing them as woodlands and grass heathland
- researching Swannington’s history, cataloguing the archive and publishing historical information
- running events, tours and talks – although this has halted in 2020 because of coronavirus.
Basic Trust costs are more than £13 a day – insurance, land management, mill, archive, website etc. This equates to one person paying the Trust membership fee every day. (Note – members give their money to finance the Trust, volunteers give their time to help with Trust activities, the two are different although some people are both members and volunteers.) If you enjoy walking through the Trust’s sites or reading this website, please consider becoming a member of the Trust.
What our visitors say
"...Lovely spot great to learn about our local history...."Facebook
"...Restored windmill. Run by volunteers who offer a great deal of knowledge about local history. Definitely worth a visit...."Google Reviews
"...Lovely walk with family and dog, adventure for the kids..."Google Reviews
"...Industrial heritage site run entirely by volunteers. They also maintain an inclined plane nearby...."Google Reviews
We love sharing photos that people send to us, many thanks to Gary Hawthorne for these fabulous photos. More public provided photos are in our Community Gallery do have a look.