Bolton Abbey (village)

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Bolton Priory

Bolton Abbey is a village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England.[1] It is 22 miles (35 km) north-west of Leeds.[1] The village lies in Wharfedale, near the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and just north of the border with West Yorkshire.

The village takes its name from the monastery now generally known as Bolton Priory,[1] and is adjacent to the Bolton Abbey Estate, which includes the priory ruins and extends beyond the parish. The church of Bolton Priory is now the parish church of Bolton Abbey.

Bolton Abbey railway station lies 0.6 miles (1 km) south west of the village, just outside the parish boundary.

The parish had a population of 111 in the 2011 census.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bolton Abbey". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 
  2. ^ "ONS 2011 Census". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 

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Coordinates: 53°58′55″N 1°53′28″W / 53.982°N 1.891°W / 53.982; -1.891