Description: Bolton Old Hall
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 322315
OS Grid Reference: SE2531799144
OS Grid Coordinates: 425317, 499144
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3872, -1.6116
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SE 29 NE BOLTON-ON-SWALE BOLTON-ON-SWALE
5/5 Bolton Old Hall
GV II *
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
Source: English Heritage
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