Friday, 25 October 2019

Sleaford Castle

The Lincquest team recently joined a Heritage Open Day talk at the site of Sleaford Castle. Following the talk we dowsed the site.

The history of the Castle.

When William I moved the Cathedral of the See from Dorchester-on-Thames to Lincoln he gifted several manors and farms to Lincoln cathedral, Sleaford was one of those manors and it is believed
it was sited here.

Sleaford Castle was built about 1130 by Bishop Alexander of Lincoln, AKA Alexander the Magnificent1. Alexander was also responsible for the building of castles at Newark and Banbury; Banbury’s fate is even worse than that of Sleaford, it has a shopping centre built on it!

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