Castle Bolton

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Castle Bolton
Castle Bolton.jpg
Castle End, Castle Bolton, which leads to Reeth six miles to the east
Castle Bolton is located in North Yorkshire
Castle Bolton
Castle Bolton
Location within North Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE035919
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townleyburn
Postcode districtDL8
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
54°19′22″N 1°56′51″W / 54.322670°N 1.947570°W / 54.322670; -1.947570Coordinates: 54°19′22″N 1°56′51″W / 54.322670°N 1.947570°W / 54.322670; -1.947570

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.[1] The population of the civil parish was less than 100 at the 2011 census, so details are maintained in the parish of Redmire.[2] In 2015, North Yorkshire County Council estimated the population to be 60.[3]

The village is historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire.[4]

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.[5]

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  1. ^ "Lower Wensleydale About the Area > Towns & Villages > Castle Bolton". Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  2. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Redmire Parish (E04007518)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  3. ^ "2015 Population Estimates Parishes" (PDF). December 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  4. ^ "History of Castle Bolton, in Richmondshire and North Riding". Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Castle Bolton conservation area character appraisal" (PDF). 30 November 1999. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2016.

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