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The ancient town of Gainsborough is where industrial history rubs shoulders with new developments and fantastic facilities. Your new build in Gainsborough is close to Richmond Park, a wide open space, perfect for walks or exploring the greenhouses and aviary. Trinity Arts Centre hosts live music, theatre, comedy and film, while the Victorian Town Hall has also been converted to host events and entertainment.

Your new home in Gainsborough is a great place to explore the past with the RAF Scampton Historical Museum and the Gainsborough Heritage Centre. On the edge of Gainsborough is the iconic Hewitt’s Windmill – a four-sail tower mill, built in 1876 that stopped working in 1956 after being struck by lightning – but is now fully restored. In fact, the town has won a clutch of awards for its sensitive regeneration projects.

Living in Gainsborough

Great shopping straight from your new home in Lincolnshire

At the heart of the town is Marshall’s Yard, a purpose-built shopping centre packed with big brand shops, coffee stops and restaurants as well as a well-equipped gym, physiotherapist and beautician. Your new home in Gainsborough is close to Hemswell Antique Centre, one of the largest antique sellers in Europe. Food shopping is also easy with Gainsborough supporting a Tesco, Lidl, Co-op, Aldi and Morrisons.

Good schools from your Gainsborough new build

Gainsborough has 15 schools. Eight primary schools are rated by Ofsted as Good, while the The Gainsborough Hillcrest Early Years Academy has been rated as Outstanding. Also rated as Good is the secondary school, The Queen Elizabeth’s High School and two special SEN schools covering ages 2-19.

A new house in Gainsborough with sports on the doorstep

Gainsborough Rugby Club celebrates its centenary this year. For football there’s Gainsborough Trinity FC. And if you’d rather use pedal-power, you could join one of many cycling clubs including Trent Valley Road Club, Viking Velo or Gainsborough Aegir Cycling club. For indoor fitness, head to the West Lindsey Leisure Centre with a 100-station gym, two pools, squash courts, fitness classes and more.

A perfectly located new home in Gainsborough

Your new build in Lincolnshire is perfectly placed for commutes to Scunthorpe (16 miles), Lincoln (18 miles) and Doncaster (20 miles). Your new house in Gainsborough also benefits from two nearby railway stations, Gainsborough Lea Road has services to Lincoln and Leeds via Retford and Sheffield while Gainsborough Central offers a limited weekday service to Cleethorpes and Sheffield.

New builds in Lincolnshire

Persimmon Homes has a number of new houses available in Gainsborough and new builds in Lincolnshire including new homes in Sleaford and Lincoln. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…