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© Mr K. Paver

IoE Number: 321750
Location: BOLTON CASTLE,
  CASTLE BOLTON WITH EAST AND WEST BOLTON, RICHMONDSHIRE, NORTH YORKSHIRE
Photographer: Mr K. Paver
Date Photographed: 03 August 2003
Date listed: 13 February 1967
Date of last amendment: 13 February 1967
Grade I

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SE 09 SWCASTLE BOLTON WITHCASTLE BOLTONEAST AND WEST BOLTON5/1Bolton Castle13/2/67

SE 09 SW CASTLE BOLTON WITH CASTLE BOLTON EAST AND WEST BOLTON 5/1 Bolton Castle 13/2/67 GV 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.

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