The Hickling Lengthman's Hut was built to provide a resting place for the workers who maintained the local section of the Nottingham to Grantham canal.Over the decades the hut fell into disrepair until it was eventually covered by vegetation and hidden from view. We are working to restore the hut so it will survive to tell its story for many years to come. The rotten railway sleepers which made up the main structure of the hut were numbered and recorded before being carefully removed from the site and taken to our workshop at the Newark Repair Yard for restoration.
The Canal and River Trust
All credit to the passion and care taken by the Canal and River Trust. If you want to visit this unusual hut, walk along the canal tow path between the villages of Hickling and Hose, past bullrushes and swans, and you will soon come across this historical railway sleeper building. A curious bit of history that has been tenderly preserved.