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Latitude: 53.4187 / 53°25'7"N
Longitude: -1.3545 / 1°21'16"W
OS Eastings: 442994
OS Northings: 391513
OS Grid: SK429915
Mapcode National: GBR LXZX.J6
Mapcode Global: WHDDK.5B7J
Entry Name: Boston Castle
Listing Date: 19 February 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1132736
English Heritage Legacy ID: 335641
Location: Rotherham, S60
Electoral Ward/Division: Boston Castle
Built-Up Area: Rotherham
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Rotherham
Church of England Diocese: Sheffield
SK49SW ROTHERHAM BOSTON PARK
5/9 Boston Castle
Lodge now house. Said to have been built c1775 for Thomas, 3rd Earl of Effingham.
Deeply-coursed, squared rubble sandstone, roof not visible. Small, square,
2-storey building with addition to north side. Large herringbone-tooled quoins.
Door near south corner has quoined surround and plain lintel. Window to each
floor with projecting sills and C20 casements in plain architraves, 1st-floor
windows taller. Embattled parapet with ashlar copings. Lower 2-storey addition
to north has monoclinal roof with embattled ridge. Effingham resigned his
commission when ordered to the American War of Independence; he spoke against the
war in the House of Lords in 1775. Commemorates the Americans' first encounter
with the British at Bunker's Hill near Boston in 1775 in which the British scored
a hollow victory. Bicentenary booklet in Rotherham Local Studies Library.
Listing NGR: SK4299491513
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