infobox UK place
country = England
official_name = Bolton on Swale
static_image_caption= Bolton-on-Swale, showing the village pump.
population = 60
region= Yorkshire and the Humber
postcode_district = DL10
Bolton-on-Swale is a
villageand civil parish in the Richmondshiredistrict of North Yorkshire, England. The local MP is William Hague.
As the name suggests it is near the
River Swale. Bolton Beckis 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 Walkpasses through the village and walkers are a common sight in the summer season.
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 Buildingbuilt 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 sarcophagiwere found during the restoration and they can now found on the interior wall by the door. In the vestrya 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.
"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.
* [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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