Bolton by Bowland

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

NameBolton by Bowland
Alternative NamesBolton by Holland; Bolton by Bolland; Bolton by Sawley; Bolton by Salleye; Bolton Hall
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityLancashire
1974 AuthorityLancashire
Civil ParishBolton by Bowland

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)

Gatehouse Comments

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.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSD785484
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  • Emery, Anthony, 1996, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 1 Northern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 421
  • Pevsner, N., 1959, Buildings of England: Yorkshire: West Riding (London, Penguin) p. 115
  • Turner, T.H. and Parker, J.H., 1859, Some account of Domestic Architecture in England (Oxford) Vol. 3 Part 2 p. 416 online copy
  • Whitaker, T.D., 1812, The History and Antiquities of the Deanery of Craven in the County of York (London) p. 113-15 online copy

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1911, Calendar of Patent Rolls Edward III (1358-61) Vol. 11 p. 515 online copy