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Boston Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Boston Castle, Rotherham

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1132736

English Heritage Legacy ID: 335641

Location: Rotherham, S60

County: Rotherham

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

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Listing Text


5/9 Boston Castle
- II
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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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