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Conservation of the built environment

The Borough contains many buildings, areas and remains that have been identified as being of particular historic value. This page provides more information on the area's listed buildings, conservation areas and archaeology.

Historic Environment Record

The Historic Environment Record (HER) is a record of all known archaeology in Lincolnshire. It is maintained by Lincolnshire County Council, and the relevant page of the county council's website can be accessed via the link to the right. To request information from this service, please contact:

Lincolnshire County Council
Development Directorate
Conservation Services
City Hall, Beaumont Fee
Lincoln, LN1 1DN

Tel: 01522 782070
Fax: 01522 554829
Email: LINCSSMR@lincolnshire.gov.uk 

(For requests to be processed effectively please include your full name, title, address including postcode, telephone number and your preferred method of contact.)

Scheduled Ancient Monuments

A scheduled ancient monument is a nationally important site or monument which is legally protected through the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The word 'monument' covers the whole range of archaeological sites. Scheduled monuments are not always ancient, or visible above ground. Scheduling is the only legal protection specifically for archaeological sites. English Heritage is the lead organisation in identifying sites which should be scheduled.

There are 16 scheduled ancient monuments in our area, which are:

· shrunken medieval village, Algarkirk

· Hospital Lane footbridge, Boston

· Hussey Tower, Boston

· Rochford Tower, Boston

· moated site, Wyberton West Road, Boston

· Cowbridge iron footbridge, Fishtoft

· All Saints' churchyard cross, Fosdyke

· Multon Hall, Frampton

· Saint James's churchyard cross, Freiston

· Butter Cross, Swineshead

· Stump Cross, Swineshead

· The Manwar Ings, Swineshead

· Swineshead Abbey, Swineshead

· medieval dylings, Wrangle

· King's Hill, Wrangle

· Wybert's Castle, Wyberton

Listed Buildings

A 'listed building' is a building, object or structure that has been judged to be of national historical or architectural interest. When buildings are 'listed' they are placed on a statutory list compiled by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on the advice given by English Heritage. There are three grades of listing:

· Grade I are those of exceptional interest

· Grade II* are particularly important buildings of more than special interest

· Grade II are of special interest

There are 492 listed buildings in the Borough at the present time. The Council is responsible for considering applications to demolish listed buildings or for any alteration or extension which would affect the character of the listed building.

If you have any queries about works to a listed building please e-mail planning@boston.gov.uk or ring 01205 314305.  You should provide as much detail regarding proposed works as possible.  Please note that changes such as decoration may also require consent.  Please check before carrying out work.

Conservation Areas

Conservation areas are 'areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance'. This definition is set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation) Act 1990. We designate, review and prepare policies for conservation areas and, within the Borough, there are 11 designated conservation areas:

· Bicker

· Boston Town

· Boston Skirbeck

· Boston Spilsby Road

· Frampton

· Kirton

· Kirton Holme

· Swineshead

· Wigtoft

· Wrangle

· Wyberton

We have produced three conservation area appraisals, which can be viewed below.

Within a Conservation Area the planning authority has extra controls over demolition, minor developments, and the protection of trees. If you have any queries about development within a Conservation Area please e-mail planning@boston.gov.uk or ring 01205 314305.

Related documents

Size Name
[2Mb] Bicker Conservation Area Bicker Conservation Area
[4Mb] Boston Conservation Area Boston Conservation Area
[1Mb] Boston Conservation Area Appraisal Boston Conservation Area Appraisal
[3Mb] Frampton Conservation Area Frampton Conservation Area
[3Mb] Kirton Conservation Area Kirton Conservation Area
[1Mb] Kirton Holme Conservation Area Kirton Holme Conservation Area
[1Mb] Skirbeck Conservation Area Skirbeck Conservation Area
[1Mb] Spilsby Road Conservation Area Spilsby Road Conservation Area
[1Mb] Swineshead Conservation Area Swineshead Conservation Area
[274kb] Swineshead Conservation Area Appraisal Swineshead Conservation Area Appraisal
[2Mb] Wigtoft Conservation Area Wigtoft Conservation Area
[298kb] Wigtoft Conservation Area Appraisal Wigtoft Conservation Area Appraisal
[2Mb] Wrangle Conservation Area Wrangle Conservation Area
[3Mb] Wyberton Conservation Area Wyberton Conservation Area
[6Mb] Central Park Article 4 Direction Central Park Article 4 Direction
[1Mb] Spilsby Road Article 4 Direction Spilsby Road Article 4 Direction

The documents in this section are in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf). You will need Acrobat Reader to view these files which can be downloaded from the Adobe website free of charge.