Old Bolingbroke, St Peter & St Paul


‘Lying directly opposite Bolingbroke Castle, birthplace of Henry IV, Henry’s father John of Gaunt was responsible for the building of the original church. Partially destroyed in 1643 during the Siege of Bolingbroke Castle when the Parliamentarian’s (including Cromwell himself) sought to oust the Royalists from the castle. What remains is the south aisle and tower of the original larger church. 14th century font, mysterious medieval graffiti, relics of original paintwork, working belltower, beautiful church yard, memorial stones trail, exhibitions about Henry Bolingbroke the future King of England, and the 1643 Civil War Battle and siege here. Churchyard wildlife film. Light lunches, cakes, teas. Cake stall, tombola and card stall. A historic building in a beautiful setting with a castle next door.’


Opening Times:
Saturday 10am-4.30pm
Sunday 10am-4.30pm

Postcode: PE23 4HH

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All photographs and video copyright Steve Lumb




Bell ropes

Medieval graffiti on the font

Tower at Old Bolingbroke.

Stained glass at Old Bolingbroke

The churchyard at Old Bolingbroke