Monument record MLI12688 - The Carmelite Friary at Boston


The site of the Carmelite Friary at Boston

Type and Period (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Carmelite friary of Boston was founded in 1293, and surrendered in 1539. A short lane from the High Street led to the extensive site which reached from opposite Doughty Quay, at TF32744380 to the 'opening in Liquorpond Lane'. Another front was in West Street nearly opposite St Lawrence Lane at TF32624384. Nothing remains of the church which stood on the north side of the inner court referred to in 1640. The friars moved to this site from their original place in Skirbeck in 1308, retaining their land there. White Cross Lane is published on 1:500 sheet 109:9:24 at TF32884380. It is not known whether the name has any connection with the Carmelite house. {1}{2}{3}{4}

Sources/Archives (5)

  •  Index: OS CARD INDEX. BOSTON. TF34SW4,1965, D.A..
  •  Index: SMR FILE. BOSTON. TF34SW:Z -.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: D. Knowles and R.N. Hadcock. 1971. Medieval Religious Houses: England and Wales - Second Edition. pp.233, 234.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William Page (ed). 1906. The Victoria County History: Lincolnshire - Volume 2. Vol.2 pp.216-17.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Pishey Thompson. 1856. The Histories and Antiquities of Boston. pp.109-11.



Grid reference TF 3267 4380 (point)

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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