Bolton Abbey was founded in 1151 by the Augustinian order, on the banks of the River Wharfe. The land at Bolton, as well as other resources, were given to the order by Lady Alice de Romille of Skipton Castle in 1154.1 In the early 14th century Scottish raiders caused the temporary abandonment of the site and serious structural damage to the priory.2 The seal of the priory featured the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Child and the phrase sigillum sancte Marie de Bolton.3

The nave of the abbey church was in use as a parish church from about 1170 onwards, and survived the Dissolution of the Monasteries.


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  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot of this old abbey – do you know the history of it – no doubt it could tell some tales.

  • Bev…. I would have to look the history up, if you would like the history I will and BM it to you.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanabout 6 years ago

    Thank you for the offer – I just wondered about its age and how it got to be like it is – I know your history dates back so much further than ours and it intrigues me. I can probably google it so as not to put you to any trouble – its a great shot!

  • Trevor Kersley
    Trevor Kersleyabout 6 years ago

    Bev.. Here is a bit of the history..

    Bev.. Here is a bit of the history... Bolton Abbey was founded in 1151 by the Augustinian order, on the banks of the River Wharfe. The land at Bolton, as well as other resources, were given to the order by Lady Alice de Romille of Skipton Castle in 1154.1 In the early 14th century Scottish raiders caused the temporary abandonment of the site and serious structural damage to the priory.2 The seal of the priory featured the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Child and the phrase sigillum sancte Marie de Bolton.3
    The nave of the abbey church was in use as a parish church from about 1170 onwards, and survived the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

  • Patricia Montgomery
    Patricia Montg...about 6 years ago

    Just beautiful – well done!

  • Thank you very much

    – Trevor Kersley

  • satsumagirl
    satsumagirlalmost 6 years ago

    Fantastic!

  • Thank you.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...almost 6 years ago

    nice shot, looks like hdr?

  • thanks for your comments

    – Trevor Kersley

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago


    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • thank you

    – Trevor Kersley

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2almost 4 years ago

  • thank you Angie

    – Trevor Kersley

  • katekreations
    katekreationsover 3 years ago

  • Thank you for the feature Kate.

    – Trevor Kersley

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