Heighington lies south-east of Lincoln, not far from the cliff-edge village of Washingborough.
Heighington once had a village blacksmith and wheelwright, who together made and shod new wheels.
Heighington also had its own mill, Park Mill, powered by the beck. Park Mill was used to grind corn. In the 1970s, the mill closed and the building turned into accommodation.
Until the 1920s, villagers drew their water from the beck.
With so many villages suffering loss of village shops, Heighington is fortunate in that it still retains a local butcher of some repute.
A book on local village history may be obtained from the local village shop.
Written with the assistance of Heighington Parish Council, Lincolnshire County Council has published a leaflet covering two circular walks in the countryside around Heighington, part of series on Lincolnshire Walks.