Emergency repairs to take place at historic Boston property following £30,000 survey grant to borough council

Emergency repairs are to be carried out to the roof of an historic building in Boston.
Shodfriars Hall, Boston. Picture: Ray Horrocks, Historic England ArchiveShodfriars Hall, Boston. Picture: Ray Horrocks, Historic England Archive
Shodfriars Hall, Boston. Picture: Ray Horrocks, Historic England Archive

The work at Shodfriars Hall, in South Street, is expected to start on or about Monday, February 8, and last for approximately two weeks.

During this time, either Shodfriars Lane or Sibsey Lane will be closed during the day due to temporary scaffolding in place.

Shodfriars Hall is listed by Historic England as Grade II*, meaning it is ‘particularly important’ and of ‘more than special interest’ (only 5.8 per cent of listed buildings are Grade II*). It is owned by Lindum Group.

The public body recently gave a grant of about £30,000 to Boston Borough Council to carry out a survey of the building and help determine repairs needs due to concerns both parties had over its condition.

“Long-term solutions are now being identified,” a spokesman for Historic England said.

After being approached by Historic England, Lindum Group has scheduled emergency repairs to solve problems with water getting into the building, the spokesman added.

* The information in this story came from a public notice published in this newspaper. You can read more public notices in our classified section.