Bolton-on-Swale


Bolton-on-Swale

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name = Bolton on Swale
latitude= 54.3879
longitude= -1.6126
static_

static_image_caption= Bolton-on-Swale, showing the village pump.
population = 60
shire_district= Richmondshire
region= Yorkshire and the Humber
shire_county = North Yorkshire
constituency_westminster= Richmond
post_town= RICHMOND
postcode_district = DL10
postcode_area= DL
dial_code= 01748
os_grid_reference= SE251992

Bolton-on-Swale is a village and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. The local MP is William Hague.

As the name suggests it is near the River Swale. Bolton Beck is a tributary of the Swale which passes underneath a small bridge at the north of the village. The village is situated on the B6271 road between Scorton and Northallerton. The Coast to Coast Walk passes through the village and walkers are a common sight in the summer season.

Church

The village church is dedicated to St Mary; it serves the village and a number of other small villages, hamlets and farmsteads in the surrounding countryside.

The church is a Grade II* Listed Building built on the site of previous Norman and Saxon structures. The present building was probably erected during the early 14th century. The church was enlarged and restored by G. Fowler Jones in 1859; some interesting sarcophagi were found during the restoration and they can now found on the interior wall by the door. In the vestry a curious stone roof exists which is apparently a portion of the original Saxon structure.

In the church graveyard is the tomb of Henry Jenkins who, it is claimed, lived to be 169 years old. The dates on the tomb are 1500-1670.

Education

"Bolton-on-Swale St Mary's C of E (VA) Primary School", located in the village, serves Bolton-on-Swale and Scorton. There are under 100 pupils split into 4 classes. Keith Brentnall is the current headteacher.

External links

* [http://www.bolton-on-swale.n-yorks.sch.uk Bolton-on-Swale St Mary's C of E (VA) Primary School]


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