Sunday, September 18, 2016

Bolton Abbey

Here is another entry of ruins in England!

Bolton Abbey was founded by the Augustinian order in 1154 on the banks of the River Wharfe. Well, Bolton Abbey was technically a priory. In the early 14th Century Scottish raiders caused the temporary abandonment of the site and serious structural damage to the priory.

Bolton Abbey has been managed by the Devonshire family since 1755, and remain the Yorkshire seat of the 12th Duke of Devonshire. It is still a working priory holding services.

The estate is open to visitors, and includes many miles of all-weather walking routes and a variety of attractions for people of all ages. 

Bolton Abbey churchyard contains the war grave of a Royal Flying Corps officer of the First World War (WWI).

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