When in Sleaford

When in sleaford... roundel

When in Sleaford… is a new art trail inspired by the rich heritage of Sleaford.  The trail features a series of bronze roundels, created by artist David Mackie, sited in pavements and on walls around the town. The artworks act as way-markers, mapping  out pathways through and around Sleaford and informing residents and visitors about existing public artworks.

We hope they will encourage people to pause and think about the locations where they are sited, whether it be a view, an artwork or a place to visit.

When in Sleaford… was delivered in partnership with the William Alvey Church of England Primary School, and David worked closely with pupils, parents and local groups to develop the ideas, sites and content for the bronze roundels. Find out more about the process of the designs being created on the When in Sleaford blog page.

David has also worked with William Alvey School on Project 72, creating a special artwork to commemorate the 72 local young men from the school who died in the First World War.

 Maps for the trail are available from from NCCD, Cogglesford Mill,  Navigation House and Sleaford museum. Family sticker trails are also available to purchase from NCCD, Cogglesford Mill and Navigation House for £1.

You can download a pdf of the map to print at home by following this link. .170126-JA2 When In Sleaford A4 Map Booklet

Join us for a special event celebrating the launch of the map and children’s sticker trail on Saturday 8th April, for more details click here.

When in sleaford map

The location of the artworks are:

  • Cogglesford Mill
  • The Nettles
  • Sleaford Leisure Centre
  • Boston Recreation Ground
  • Sleaford Museum
  • Bass Maltings
  • Sleaford Railway Station
  • Southgate
  • Castle Field
  • Castle Causeway
  • Church / market place
  • Eastgate Almshouses
  • Manor House
  • Money’s Mill
  • Navigation House
  • NCCD
  • William Lasdun Sail sculpture (near NCCD in the tarmac path)
  • Lollycocks Field (main entrance from Eastgate)
  • WW1 memorial plaque at William Alvey School

When in Sleaford… was commissioned by North Kesteven district council, through artsNK, working in partnership with William Alvey School. The trail has also been supported by Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant, The Johnson & Mukherjee Brothers Charitable Trust, and the Royal British Legion.