Rochford Tower, Rochford Tower Lane, Fishtoft - Boston

Brick tower, c1460 with C17 and C19 alterations. There are vertical cracks in the brickwork on the north and west elevations. The infill in the original west window is collapsing inwards. Brickwork on the parapet is unstable together with timber and floor remnants in the unroofed interior. Minimal repairs were carried out in 1988, including repointing the south east turret. Nothing has been done since. The owner has not been able to take up an offer of Historic England grant funding for a condition survey and options appraisal.

Rochford Tower, Rochford Tower Lane, Fishtoft - Boston
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Rochford Tower
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1016693
  • Local Planning Authority: Boston
  • Site Type: Domestic > Fortified house


  • Building Name: Rochford Tower
  • Street Name: Rochford Tower Lane
  • County: Lincolnshire
  • District / Borough: Boston
  • Parish: Fishtoft
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Boston and Skegness
  • Region: East Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number(s): 1016693 and 1062088