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Description: Bolingbroke Castle
Date Listed: 28 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 196127
OS Grid Reference: TF3491165039
OS Grid Coordinates: 534911, 365039
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1654, 0.0166
This building is also a scheduled monument.
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BOLINGBROKE MOAT LANE
TF 36 NW
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
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Source: English Heritage
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