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Bolton Old Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bolton-on-Swale, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.3872 / 54°23'13"N

Longitude: -1.6116 / 1°36'41"W

OS Eastings: 425317

OS Northings: 499144

OS Grid: SE253991

Mapcode National: GBR KK5Q.W2

Mapcode Global: WHC6G.6ZTM

Entry Name: Bolton Old Hall

Listing Date: 4 February 1969

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1131520

English Heritage Legacy ID: 322315

Location: Bolton-on-Swale, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL10

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: Bolton-on-Swale

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Easby with Brompton on Swale and Bolton on Swale

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


5/5 Bolton Old Hall


Marked on Ordnance Survey map as Bolton Hall. 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. VCH i, p 155.

Listing NGR: SE2531799144

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