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Somerton Castle and Outbuilding to North-West

A Grade I Listed Building in Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.1175 / 53°7'2"N

Longitude: -0.5756 / 0°34'32"W

OS Eastings: 495431

OS Northings: 358760

OS Grid: SK954587

Mapcode National: GBR DMP.K9Q

Mapcode Global: WHGJK.4W5Y

Entry Name: Somerton Castle and Outbuilding to North-West

Listing Date: 23 August 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1061974

English Heritage Legacy ID: 192186

Location: Boothby Graffoe, North Kesteven, Lincolnshire, LN5

County: Lincolnshire

District: North Kesteven

Civil Parish: Boothby Graffoe

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Wellingore All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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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 roofs. 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

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