• Welcome to the new website of Swannington Heritage Trust - launched Friday 22nd March - we hope you like the changes - let us know if there are any errors

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:

  • Two hundred year old derelict Hough Mill has been substantially restored and more progress is achieved each year.
  • The Swannington Incline (part of Robert Stephenson’s railway) has been transformed from an inaccessible rubbish dump into a permissive path and all three bridges have been rebuilt.
  • The overgrown Gorse Field has been transformed into an environmental delight which has gained Local Wildlife Site designation.
  • Consolidated archaeological excavations of Victorian coal mining buildings in the Califat Spinney and host one of only seven newcomen boilers in the world.
  • Created the Swannington Archive of documents and photographs.


To read more about our revamped website see our Trust News page. The website will be updated regularly, so keep returning.

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What our visitors say

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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.