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Somerton Castle and Outbuilding to North-West, Boothby Graffoe

Description: Somerton Castle and Outbuilding to North-West

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 August 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 192186

OS Grid Reference: SK9543158760
OS Grid Coordinates: 495431, 358760
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1175, -0.5756

Location: Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire LN5 0LL

Locality: Boothby Graffoe
Local Authority: North Kesteven District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN5 0LL

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Listing Text

23.8.67 Somerton Castle
and Outbuilding to


Remains of Medieval Castle converted into a farmhouse. Early C14, late C16 and C19.
Coursed rubble, ashlar and brick. Plain tile and pantile rofs. Licence to crenellate
granted to Antony Bele. Bishop of Durham 1281, castle probably complete by 1305.
Single tower survives with L-shaped late C16 wing added, more minor additions in C19.
South-east tower of 4 storeys with conical tiled roof, blocked arrow slits survive,
and single C14 window. Three-storey late C16 wing to east, roughly 3 bays with
irregularly placed casement windows under wooden lintels. C19 panelled door. Two
casement dormers. Single gabled bay to east, coped gable with finial, with 3 flush
sash window, probably early C18 under C16 moulded hoods. Early C19, 2-storey brick
painted extension to the north, and a smaller 2-storey, and then single-storey range
to the north-east, coursed rubble with a pantile roof. King John I of France was
imprisoned here, 1359-60.

Listing NGR: SK9543158760

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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