The Horncastle History & Heritage Society

This is the new development taking place off Boston Road for Waterloo Housing Association.

A great deal more development is planned for the town.  How do you feel about it?  If you have concerns make them known to your Local District Councillor.  Some information about recent applications on our Planning section.

A most interesting visit by Society members to Lincoln's historic Guildhall

"A most interesting visit by Society members to Lincoln's historic Guildhall"


The Horncastle History & Heritage Society
Founded in 1966 as the Horncastle Civic Society - an independent and non-political body dedicated to safeguarding and preserving the rich heritage of our ancient market town. We act as a leading voice in the development and growth of the Town.
The Society endeavours to highlight the heritage of the Town whilst promoting places of interest and activities in Horncastle to generate local pride and community spirit allied with an expanding tourist trade.

Society Meetings

Meetings are held approx. every six weeks at the Admiral Rodney Hotel on North Street.

A speaker is generally invited to every other meeting, whilst the ordinary meetings give Members an opportunity to contribute to the business of the Society.

Non-members are very welcome to attend to see if this is the kind of group they wish to get involved with.

Working for the town

Guided Tours of the Town

 One of our Members is willing to take visitors on a tour of the town showing them points of interest, which will make their visit to the town far more interesting.  Visits can be arranged for Thursdays at 11.00am leaving from the Market Place.  If you wish to book please phone the Chairman on 01507 523091 or contact the Town Council.

Protecting and Enhancing
Working with the Town and District Councils on planning and conservation issues, to protect Horncastle's historic environment but also trying to make it an even more pleasant and interesting place to live and work.

Informing and Learning
We love to discover more about our town.  Its history going back to Roman times and before and the influences of the railways and canals on its prosperity and the effect of the huge horsefairs on its social evolvement.  We invite you to share it all with us.


It is with much sorrow that we have to report the recent death of one of our longest serving Members, Joe.  Also probably our oldest Member but one who still took an active interest in everything we were doing for the town.  His last meeting with us was at the AGM in June when he made his feelings plain about the development in the town.

He will be very much missed.