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Bolton Old Hall

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Bolton on Swale Hall

In the civil parish of Bolton on Swale.
In the historic county of Yorkshire.
Modern Authority of North Yorkshire.
1974 county of North Yorkshire.
Medieval County of Yorkshire North Riding.

OS Map Grid Reference: SE25319914
Latitude 54.38713° Longitude -1.61176°

Bolton Old Hall has been described as a certain Pele Tower.

There are major building remains.

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law*.


Tower house. C15, C16 and C17. For the Scrope family, with extensions and alterations by the Tancred and Wastell families. Roughcast rubble with ashlar dressings, pantile roof. C15 tower of 3 storeys, now reduced to 2, with south wing, perhaps of C16, of 2 storeys, both sections refenestrated and altered c1680. Quoins. Tower, west elevation: on ground and first floors, 1 bay of sash windows with glazing bars; on second floor, blocked 2-light mullion window, and 2 loopholes in battlements. South elevation of tower: on ground floor, sash window with glazing bars below stone lintel from mullion window; on first floor, casement in surround of 4-light double-chamfered mullion window: on second floor, blocked 2-light mullion window and 2 loopholes in battlements. North elevation of tower: external stepped stack with strapwork carving near top, and ashlar superstructure. West elevation of wing: 4 bays. In second bay, ashlar porch with panelled Tuscan pilasters, frieze and swan-neck pediment containing chamfered panel carved with fist holding a laurel wreath. Sash windows with glazing bars, those to first and third bays of ground floor in chamfered surrounds; those on first floor in architraves with keystones. Ashlar copings with Jacobean finials. South elevation of wing: on ground floor to right, sash window with glazing bars. On first floor, 2 tall window openings with double-chamfered surrounds, that to the left with a casement, that to the right an 18-pane sash window. Interior: in ground floor of tower, good bolection panelling of c1680, with imported matching fireplace. In ground floor of south wing, fireplace with moulded triangular soffit to lintel, flanked by round-arched niches. First-floor room in south end of wing: C17 plaster ceiling with central circular motif, Tudor roses in corners and part of cornice. (Listed Building Report)
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