Clean-up at bank in Boston after graffiti with offensive language left on side of historic building

A clean-up operation was under way in Boston yesterday morning (Monday, September 12) after a historic Grade II listed building in the town centre was defaced.

Bank Street, Boston, after the graffiti had been left on the side of HSBC.
Bank Street, Boston, after the graffiti had been left on the side of HSBC.

Graffiti – including offensive language – was painted on the side of the HSBC building, in Market Place.

A spokesman for Boston Borough Council said a member of staff spotted the graffiti on Sunday and action was taken ‘first thing’ today to cover it.

A spokesman for HSBC said the matter has been reported to the police.

The address – 53 and 54 Market Place – is Grade II listed with Historic England, meaning it is classed as of ‘special interest’.

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The building dates from the early 18th century, though has gone through a number of alterations during its lifetime. It is also located within Boston’s Conservation Area.

Before being a branch of HSBC, it was the home of the town’s McDonald’s. Further back in time, it was the Kings Cafe and Famous Army Stores.