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

The medieval church was built from 1309 - 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. The congregation is keen to undertake repairs.

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


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

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA