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Bolton Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Castle Bolton with East and West Bolton, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.3221 / 54°19'19"N

Longitude: -1.9499 / 1°56'59"W

OS Eastings: 403358

OS Northings: 491833

OS Grid: SE033918

Mapcode National: GBR GLTG.NF

Mapcode Global: WHB5K.0MRH

Entry Name: Bolton Castle

Listing Date: 13 February 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130885

English Heritage Legacy ID: 321750

Location: Castle Bolton with East and West Bolton, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL8

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: Castle Bolton with East and West Bolton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text


5/1 Bolton Castle


Castle. Late C14. By John Lewyn, master-mason, for Richard le Scrope. Rubble
with ashlar dressings. Four 3-storey ranges about a rectangular courtyard,
with 4-storey corner towers, that to north-east demolished. Turrets in the
centres of north and south ranges. Entrance was by a gatehouse in the east
range, with a chamfered pointed arch set in a taller arch, the passage
barrel-vaulted. Plinths, quoins. The original windows are lancets with
cinque-cusped heads and labels, with some in the south-west tower altered to
form 3-light mullion and transom windows. Interior: main chambers on the
first floor of the north range, chapel on the second floor of the south
range with, in addition, eight apartments and twelve lodgings for retainers.
The building was already partly constructed in 1378. A contract, dated
1378, survives for construction of the east range, and a licence for the
crenellation of the castle was granted in 1379. The chapel was dedicated in
1399. Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned here 1568-9. Scheduled as an
Ancient Monument. VCH i, p.272.

Listing NGR: SE0336091819

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