Visit The Deepings
Originally part of an Anglo Saxon settlement these are now thriving communities with many beautiful old buildings.
The church of St. James has a little of the original priory features but is a fine building with an elegant spire.
St Guthlac Church in Market Deeping still retains some of its Anglo Saxon features and has a tower that was built by Margaret Beaufort, the mother of Henry VII.
There is the fine church of St. Andrew at West Deeping and the remains of a water mill (now a private dwelling).
There are the remains of two locks on the river in Deeping St James. These formed part of a navigation of the river Welland that was constructed in the 17th century. This, together with a six-and-a half-mile canal that connected the Deepings with Stamford, carried many boats and resulted in much wealth for the merchants of the Deepings.
The Stamford canal was in use from 1673 until 1863 and was probably the earliest, post-Roman commercial canal in England.
Two local hostelries The Bull and the Deeping Stage in Market Deeping were originally coaching inns.
Where to Visit – The Deepings
Tallington Lakes Leisure Park
Water sports, climbing tower, dry slope skiing and krazy karts are available at Tallington Lakes, on the A16 between Stamford and Market Deeping.
Market Deeping Antique and Craft Centre
Over 60 stalls of antiques, collectables and crafts.
Deeping Leisure Centre
Park Road, Deeping St. James
25m swimming pool, gym, multi purpose sports hall.
01778 344072 www.leisureconnection.co.uk
Waterside Garden Centre
King Street, Baston
One of the largest and most progressive centres in the area, full range of
plants and gardening products, gifts, pet and aquatics, restaurant and coffee shop. 01778 560000 www.watersidegardencentre.co.uk
Vine House Farm
Deeping St. Nicholas
Farm walks and open days designed for people to visit the farm, view the conservation measures, bird life and the wind turbines. www.vinehousefarm.co.uk
Deeping Community Centre
Deeping Town Management
The most beautiful Norman Cathedral in England
Thorney Heritage Museum
Station Road, Thorney, PE6 0QE