Place:Bolton by Bowland, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBolton by Bowland
Alt namesBodeltonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 314
Bolton by Bowlandsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 314
Bolton in Bowlandsource: old form
Bolton-by-Bowlandsource: hyphenated
TypeAncient parish, Civil parish
Coordinates53.941°N 2.329°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Lancashire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoStaincliffe and Ewcross Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Bowland Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Ribble Valley (borough), Lancashire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been situated since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Bolton by Bowland is now a village and civil parish in the Ribble Valley District of Lancashire, England. Before 1974, the village was part of Bowland Rural District in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Historically, Bolton by Bowland was an ecclesiastical or ancient parish in Staincliffe and Ewcross Wapentake.

In medieval times, it was known as Bolton in Bowland, reflecting the shifting boundaries of the ancient Forest of Bowland on whose southeast flank the village sits. The manor of Bolton by Bowland, however, was not included within the Lordship of Bowland, being a part of the Percy family fee from earliest times.

The village is on the Tosside Beck, near its confluence with the River Ribble. The Beck has for many centuries marked the boundary between the ancient lands of Bowland and Craven. According to the 2001 census, it had a population of 498.

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