Old Bolingbroke, St Peter & St Paul

360 degree image of St Peter and St Paul’s bell tower*

Lying directly opposite Bolingbroke Castle, birthplace of Henry IV, Henry’s father John of Gaunt was responsible for the building of the original church. What remains is the south aisle and tower of the original much larger church, partially destroyed in 1643 during the Civil War Siege of Bolingbroke Castle when the Parliamentarian’s (including Cromwell himself) sought to oust the Royalists from the castle. 14th century font, mysterious medieval graffiti, relics of original paintwork, working belltower, beautiful church yard and an exhibition about Henry Bolingbroke the future King of England, possibly baptised at the font here. Cakes, teas and a historic building in a beautiful village.    

Bell ropes

Medieval graffiti on the font

Tower at Old Bolingbroke.

Stained glass at Old Bolingbroke

The churchyard at Old Bolingbroke

An English Civil War exhibition too, the battle of Winceby explained and the Siege of Bolingbroke Castle. Discover our medieval graffiti hidden away in corners of the church. Sit and enjoy our film showing the wide variety of wildlife that visits the churchyard day and night and wander around the historic churchyard. Teas, coffees, cakes and scones in the church. Sandwiches, crisps, sausage rolls at the village hall – contact Pam Powell on 01790 763363.

 A truly historic church and even a castle across the lane! Lots to see and hear.  

Opening Times:
Saturday 9am-dusk
Sunday 9am-dusk

Postcode: PE23 4HH

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All photographs and video copyright Steve Lumb