BOLTON CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1130885
Date first listed:
13-Feb-1967
Statutory Address:
BOLTON CASTLE

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Location

Statutory Address:
BOLTON CASTLE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
North Yorkshire
District:
Richmondshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Castle Bolton with East and West Bolton
National Park:
YORKSHIRE DALES
National Grid Reference:
SE0335891833

Details

SE 09 SW CASTLE BOLTON WITH CASTLE BOLTON EAST AND WEST BOLTON

5/1 Bolton Castle 13/2/67

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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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
321750
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of York: North Riding, (1914), 272

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 03 Aug 2003
Reference: IOE01/11145/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr K. Paver. Source Historic England Archive
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