Swanholme Industrial


Swanholme Industrial Character Area is a predominantly light industrial area lying adjacent to the A46 bypass to the southwest of the city of Lincoln. Land use in the area has been heavily influenced by its proximity to the bypass and the availability of large plots of undeveloped land. The area is bounded on all sides by a major transport infrastructure and small drainage channels. The area is dominated by a series of light industrial and commercial developments built mainly during the Modern Period [1968-present day], although there is a large single Iron working development from the Late Victorian/Edwardian period [1869 – 1919 AD]. Heavy industry was initially developed at the end of the 19th century, in the vicinity of the railway, with the construction of Harrison’s Malleable Iron works in the south of the Character Area. Subsequent development in the Character Area was minimal until the Modern Period [1967 – 2007 AD] when further works and factories were built in the areas surrounding the Iron Works. The majority of development within the area has occurred since the 1990s, including the layout of road infrastructure and the construction of industrial, commercial and office units.

Key Statistics

Latitude/Longitude: (53.198968, -0.592869)
Character Area Type: Industrial
Location: Outer suburbs
Predominant Period: Modern (1967 to Current day)
Secondary Period: Late Victorian/Edwardian (1869 to 1919 AD)
Average Building Type: Detached
Average Building Density: Medium