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Bolton by Bowland

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Bolton by Holland; Bolton by Bolland; Bolton by Sawley; Bolton by Salleye; Bolton Hall

In the civil parish of Bolton by Bowland.
In the historic county of Yorkshire.
Modern Authority of Lancashire.
1974 county of Lancashire.
Medieval County of Yorkshire West Riding.

OS Map Grid Reference: SD78534840
Latitude 53.93133° Longitude -2.32826°

Bolton by Bowland has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are no visible remains.


Henry VI sheltered here after the battle of Hexham in 1464. It is doubtful whether anything of the time of Henry VI survives at Bolton Hall, but the date 1550 is visible at the rear. The bulk of the house is Victorian and in decay (Pevsner). Bolton Hall has been demolished. (F1 RL 31-AUG-61). (PastScape)

A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1361 Jan 15 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).


The old hall which 'can scarcely be considered as later than Edward III' (Whitaker) was destroyed before 1812. Whitaker's description of the Hall is scant but suggests this was a domestic house. No mention is made of anything like defenses.
Granted licence to crenellate to John Pudsey in 1361.
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