Tattershall College

Tattershall College is the ruin of a grammar school built in the late 15th century.

It is one of a complex of buildings built by Ralph, Lord Cromwell, including Tattershall Castle, the collegiate church and the almshouses.

Why not combine a visit with an exploration of the other medieval buildings of Tattershall? Tattershall Castle is just up the road!


The building served as a grammar school for tenants of Lord Cromwell and his successors, providing a free education in a time when few had access to it.

The building was converted into a malt house as part of Tattershall brewery in the late 18th century. When the brewery closed in the early 20th century the building fell into disrepair until a public campaign was raised during the 1970s in order to save it for the nation.


Car parking is available in the market place in the centre of the village. The college is located opposite the marketplace -follow the brown signs.

Wheelchair access is available into the college to view inside the building. There are some steps to gain access to all areas.

Grid Ref: TF 2129 5784


Opening Times

The college is open during daylight hours all year round.


There are no toilet or refreshment facilities at the college. There are display boards with historical information for visitors.

For your safety

  • Please take care as historic sites can be hazardous.
  • Wilful damage to the monument is an offence.

Site manager

Heritage Lincolnshire


English Heritage
The property is managed by the Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire by agreement with English Heritage:


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Love Tattershall

Find out more about one of the projects that we are involved in, ‘Love Tattershall’

Part of this project is working with the local businesses to develop a tourist offer for people to enhance their visit, or give them reasons to stay longer and explore.

The ‘Love Tattershall’ Passport will be launched digitally at Easter 2021 and then a physical launch event in July 2021 where people can purchase the passport and explore the trail around the village.

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