Place:Castle Bolton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameCastle Bolton
Alt namesBolton-Castlesource: Family History Library Catalog
Castle-Boltonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Castle Bolton with East and West Boltonsource: see below
TypeVillage
Coordinates54.316°N 1.948°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoLeyburn Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which the parish was a part 1894-1974
Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, 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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Castle Bolton is a village near Bolton Castle in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England. It gets its name from the castle which looks over the village green. The population of the civil parish was less than 100 at the 2011 ONS Census. Details are maintained in the parish of Redmire.

The village is historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire.

The village was largely constructed after the nearby castle and the houses were used by the retinue of Mary Queen of Scots when she was imprisoned in the castle. The Dales artist Fred Lawson came for a holiday in 1910, set up his artist's studio in the middle of the village and loved it so much he never left.

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Castle Bolton was located in Leyburn Rural District. Historically, it was located in the ecclesiastical parish of Wensley in the Hang West Wapentake.

Castle Bolton was part of the civil parish formally and formerly known as "Castle Bolton with East and West Bolton". Vision of Britain now refers to it simply as "Castle Bolton".

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