BOLINGBROKE CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1309023

Date first listed: 28-Oct-1987

Statutory Address: BOLINGBROKE CASTLE, MOAT LANE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: BOLINGBROKE CASTLE, MOAT LANE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Lincolnshire

District: East Lindsey (District Authority)

Parish: Bolingbroke

National Grid Reference: TF 34911 65039

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History

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Details

BOLINGBROKE MOAT LANE TF 36 NW (west side) 1/32 Bolingbroke Castle I

Former castle, now ruin. Founded 1220-1230 by Randulph de Blundevill, Earl of Chester and Lincoln. Extended and altered C14 when it became part of the Duchy of Lancaster. Rebuilding C15, and C16 but dereliction had set in by 1600. In 1642 it was sleighted during the Civil War. Squared greenstone rubble, ashlar dressings. Courtyard plan with octagonal and round corner towers. Walls stand to about 6'0". The castle was the birth place of King Henry IV, son of John of Gaunt. It was excavated in the 1960s. Scheduled Ancient Monument No 88. (In care of English Heritage).

Listing NGR: TF3491165039

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 196127

Legacy System: LBS

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