Bolingbroke Castle

Lincolnshire, England

City/Town/Village: Old Bolingbroke
District: East Lindsey
County: Lincolnshire
Latitude/Longitude: 53.162, 0.017639


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The remains of a 13th century hexagonal castle, birthplace in 1366 of the future King Henry IV, with adjacent earthworks. Besieged and taken by Cromwell's Parliamentarians in 1643.
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Bolingbroke Castle is a Listed Building. Here's what the official description says about it:

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

Information from British Listed Buildings

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