Somerton Castle, Navenby, Lincolnshire

Somerton Castle, Navenby, Lincolnshire

Somerton Castle is located near the villages of Navenby and Boothby Graffoe.

The site is on low-lying land between the Lincoln Edge and the River Trent. The castle is 13th century and was gifted to King Edward II in 1309.

King John II of France was imprisoned at Somerton Castle between 1359 and 1360, having been taken prisoner after the Battle of Poitiers. It continued as crown property until it was sold by Charles I in 1628.

The property and estate changed hands numerous times through the centuries. In 2010, due to deterioration, it was placed on the English Heritage Buildings at Risk register.

It is currently owned by Graham Porter. Hoare, Ridge & Morris of Snape in Suffolk were commissioned as architects to draw up plans for the restoration of the castle.

It is not open to the public.

Address Somerton Castle
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Area More information on Navenby