Photograph of a view of Bolingbroke village

Old Bolingbroke

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Nestling at the southern foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds, Old Bolingbroke was once an important gateway to the Wolds from the Fens in the South.  The village is home to the remains of Bolingbroke Castle, which was built around 1220 by Randulph de Blundevill, Earl of Lincoln.  In 1366 Henry of Bolingbroke was born here and later became Henry IV King of England.  Today the castle is owned by English Heritage, managed locally by the Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire and is open to the public. Local community connections, event management and an excellent history archive is controlled through the Friends of Bolingbroke Castle Group which is active in the village.