Tattershall College

Please note that this site is temporarily closed to the public, as it is not compatible with social distancing. 

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.

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.

Why not combine a visit with an exploration of the other medieval buildings of Tattershall?



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

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

further information

contact the site manager

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

The National Trust
Visit the Trust's website for information on Tattershall Castle.