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Historic Sites in the Care of the Trust

   Bolingbroke Castle
The remains of Bolingbroke Castle can be found within the picturesque village of Old Bolingbroke, located on the southern edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds. The castle was built in the early 13th century by Randulph de Blundeville, Earl of Chester and Lincoln and was later the birthplace of Henry IV.
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   Hussey Tower
Hussey Tower was once the impressive manorial home of Sir John Hussey, a member of the court of Henry VIII. It was built in around 1450 by Richard Benyngton, collector of customs and excise in Boston, which was at the time, the wealthiest medieval port in England. The tower was constructed entirely of hand made red brick produced using local clay and was originally part of a large manor house, including a great hall, servants quarters, kitchens, stables and a large gatehouse. The tower was reserved for the high status accommodation of the Lord and his family. Take a journey into Boston's medieval past and visit one of the earliest brick buildings in the county.
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   Royal Observer Corps Monitoring Post
In 1955, the government of the day reformed the Royal Observer Corps (ROC) who had been stood down after the war. Their WWII job had been to spot and identify incoming enemy aircraft. Their new job was to staff nuclear bomb monitoring posts.
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   Tattershall College
Tattershall College is the ruin of a grammar school built in the late 15th century. It is one of a complex of buildings built by Ralph, Lord Cromwell, including Tattershall Castle, the collegiate church and the almshouses.
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   Temple Bruer
Heritage Lincolnshire manages the Knights Templar site at Temple Bruer on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council. Temple Bruer was once one of the wealthiest Templar preceptories in England. The surviving 12th century tower originally formed part of the Templar church.
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   Tupholme Abbey
Explore this area of the Witham Valley and you will come across amazing survivals of the nine monastic abbeys built in the early medieval period. Tupholme Abbey is one of only a few with standing remains of the original monastic buildings in addition to the archaeological remains below ground.
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