Parish Church of St Botolph, Church Close, Boston - Boston

The medieval church was built from 1309 to 1390. The tower, at 272 ft, is the highest in England, It was started in 1425 and the crowning octagon lantern completed 1510-20. Restorations took place in the 1840s and 1928-33. The church suffers from a risk of flooding. Below ground drainage needs improving. The belfry roof at over 100 ft needs re-covering, and the tower west elevation awaits repointing and some stone repair. National Lottery Heritage Fund grant-aided repair works are progressing.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    PARISH CHURCH OF ST BOTOLPH
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1388844
    Local Planning Authority:
    Boston
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Parish Church of St Botolph
    Street Name:
    Church Close
    Locality:
    Boston
    County:
    Lincolnshire
    District / Borough:
    Boston
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Boston and Skegness
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Poor
    Priority:
    F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
    Previous Priority:
    F
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA

Contact Details

Ben Robinson