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The priory was originally founded at Embsay in 1120 and contained canons led by a prior. 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 a 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.
Building work was still going on at the abbey when the Dissolution of the Monasteries resulted in the termination of the priory in 1539. The east end remains in ruins. A tower, begun in 1520, was left half-standing, and its base was later given a bell-turret and converted into an entrance porch. Most of the remaining church is in the Gothic style of architecture, but more work was done in the Victorian era, including windows by August Pugin

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Comments

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 4 years ago

    This is a wonderful image, the colour is perfect,

  • Thank you so much Ann for your kind comments and the fav

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Trevor Kersley
    Trevor Kersleyabout 4 years ago

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful composition, perfectly captured!

  • Thank you very much Denis also for the fav

    – Trevor Kersley

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoabout 4 years ago

    Nice one, Trevor. Great history.

  • thank you Steve

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 4 years ago

    Beautiful treatment Trevor.x

  • thanking you for your kind comments Catherine.×.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsabout 4 years ago

    wonderful shot of a yorkshire icon

  • thanks very much Steve

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature..Marie.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • thank you Audrey

    – Trevor Kersley

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