Sleaford, located in Lincolnshire, is situated about 21 kilometers from Grantham. The town was historically an agricultural town; however, in the recent past Sleaford has begun to develop as a tourist destination. It is also known for its crafts. Visitors will certainly find plenty to see and enjoy about the local area, including Cogglesford Mill, which dates back to the 17th Century as well as Bull and Dog Pub, which dates back to the late 17th Century as well. Other sights of interest include Handley Monument. There are ample accommodation options in Sleaford as well as in the surrounding area.
The English town of Sleaford is located within the Lincolnshire district of North Kesteven. The town of Sleaford is located about thirteen miles to the northeast of the town of Grantham, about seventeen miles to the west of the town of Boston and also about nineteen miles to the south of the town of Lincoln. The town of Sleaford has a population of about fourteen thousand five hundred and this population live within the six thousand one hundred and sixty four households.
The name Sleaford is taken from the old English and it simply means a ford over a muddy stream. The muddy stream is now known as the River Slea. During 852 the town appeared as Slioford and then later in the Domesday Book of 1086 the area is known as Eslaforde.
The town of Sleaford was once an agricultural town and this supported a cattle market. The famous seed companies that were known as Sharpes International Seeds and Hubbard and Phillips were once based within the town. Nowadays the town of Sleaford is developing as a popular destination for craft trades and tourism.
There is a strong educational network within the town of Sleaford. There are several nursery schools within the town that are privately run and they take children that are under school age. These private nurseries are known as Sleaford Day Nursery, Happy Day Nursery, Woodside Children's Nursery and also Redcroft Day Nursery. There are also several primary schools and junior schools. These schools are known as our lady of good counsel, William Alvey, Church Lane Primary School and also St Botolph's Church of England Primary School.