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

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:
    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