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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
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
Civil Parish: Castle Bolton with East and West Bolton
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
SE 09 SW CASTLE BOLTON WITH CASTLE BOLTON
EAST AND WEST BOLTON
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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