Welcome to the Boston Castle Website
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The website is designed to tell the stories of the 3rd Earl of Effingham and Boston castle and how the building has evolved since its erection in 1773.
Boston Castle was build as a shooting lodge by Thomas Howard 3rd Earl of Effingham on the summit of Canklow. a site on the south-western outskirts of Rotherham. The bold hill overlooked Rotherham and the valley of the Don, at was at an altitude of 300 ft above the level of the sea. The site provided the earl with splendid views across his manors and the valleys and peaks beyond.
No battles were ever fought there, but nonetheless, the building has a story to tell of battles fought in a distant land in the reign of George III. These important events, in fact deprived this country of one of its most important possessions and established the independence of America.
Boston Castle today is a derelict shell, but as a result of a successful Heritage Lottery bid and funding by Rotherham MBC, Boston Castle will be open again to the public in the spring of 2012.
(Page last updated 17 July 2012)