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Historic Tattershall

The Tattershall skyline is dominated by two imposing buildings, the magnificent cathedral-like Holy Trinity Collegiate Church and the mighty remaining red brick Keep of Tattershall Castle.

Tattershall Castle

The keep and moat are all that now remain of the castle, built in the 1440s by Ralph Cromwell, on the original 13th century site. After Cromwell's death in 1456, the castle fell into neglect until in 1911 when it was purchased and restored by Lord Curzon. On his death, Lord Curzon left the castle to the National Trust. Spectacular views of all around the area can be seen from the battlements, and on a clear day both the Boston Stump and Lincoln Cathedral can be seen. More about the history of the castle is revealed using one of the audio guides and by visiting the Guardhouse Museum Room.

Holy Trinity Collegiate Church and Tom Thumb's grave

Next to his castle, Cromwell built the magnificent perpendicular style Holy Trinity Church, founded in 1438. Here there are the remains of some of the finest medieval stained glass in England, as well as Tom Thumb's grave by the font.

Buttercross and College remains

The village centre was once a market place, evidenced by the well-kept 15th century Buttercross. The house of Tom Thumb can be seen on the ridge of a town house in the Market Square, and just off from here are the remains of the college buildings.


Ralph Cromwell (Henry VI's Treasurer) who built the red brick Tattershall Castle
Tom Thumb


Buttercross, Market Place

Tom Thumb's House


Holy Trinity Collegiate Church
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Tattershall Castle
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Tattershall College
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Tattershall Country Park
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Thorpe Camp Visitors' Centre
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Tattershall Castle Guardhouse
Tattershall Market Place
Collegiate Church Tattershall
Tattershall Castle

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