Bolton is a village and civil parish in the Eden District of Cumbria, England, about 4 miles (6.4 km) north west of Appleby-in-Westmorland, and on the River Eden. According to the census of 2001, it had a population of 416, increasing to 435 at the 2011 Census.
Bolton has a pub called the New Crown Inn, two schools, a primary school called Bolton Primary School, a church called All Saints Church, and a Priory school called Eden Grove School which is now closed. Anthony Salvin designed Crossrigg Hall. Bewley Castle, a medieval residence of the bishops of Carlisle.
There is a story told that a castle servant named Marget Dawe once murdered a highwayman named Belted Will Scott, after he gained entrance to the castle dressed as a woman.
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- Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1357502)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
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- Ash, Russell (1973). Folklore, Myths and Legends of Britain. Reader's Digest Association Limited. p. 363. ISBN 9780340165973.
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