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Name of Library: Boston Parish Library

Address: St. Botolph's Church, Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6NP

Town: Boston

Telephone: 01205 354670 (parish office)


E-mail: parish.office@virgin.net


Alternative names

The Boston Stump; The Stump


Mr Ernie Napier 

Job Title

Member library committee

Purpose and main user community of the library

General theological collection for the use of parish clergy, established 1634

Terms of access

By appointment only. Tel. 01205 362859

Opening hours

Church is open M-Sa 09.00-16.30

Disabled access

None. Steep narrow spiral staircase


No ILL at present

Not a lending library


1870 (1689 titles)

Periodicals - Back Issues

Current Periodicals

Parish magazines only


Small archive of material including photographs, service sheets etc. relating to the parish

church and C19 Boston and area

Volumes added per year

Occasional gifts only


Range of theological works published in C17

Special Collections

Material relating to John Cotton, Vicar of Boston 1612-1633; John Foxe martyrologist


C12 copy of Augustine's commentary on Genesis

Research resource

C17 church history and theology, especially Puritan studies

Catalogue Type

Computer and card, mss lists

URL of catalogue

Other facilities

Photocopying of suitable material

Full Time Staff

Part Time Staff Yes

Voluntary Staff Library project committee (5) with volunteers

Future plans

The Library Project Committee has an on-going conservation programme and will also be

reviewing access and facilities for bona fide research students

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