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Bolingbroke Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Old Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.1654 / 53°9'55"N

Longitude: 0.0166 / 0°0'59"E

OS Eastings: 534911

OS Northings: 365039

OS Grid: TF349650

Mapcode National: GBR JT6.K0Y

Mapcode Global: WHHKS.7P5Q

Entry Name: Bolingbroke Castle

Listing Date: 28 October 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1309023

English Heritage Legacy ID: 196127

Location: Bolingbroke, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, PE23

County: Lincolnshire

District: East Lindsey

Civil Parish: Bolingbroke

Built-Up Area: Old Bolingbroke

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Bolingbroke St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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Listing Text

TF 36 NW
(west side)
1/32 Bolingbroke Castle

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

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

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