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

Location

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