Category: Tower

St Martin’s Priory Richmond

St Martin’s Priory in Richmond, North Yorkshire, was a beacon of religious devotion and community life in medieval England. Founded around 1100, it was established as a cell of St. Mary’s Abbey in York, with the initial settlement consisting of nine or ten monks.

Bolton Hall, Wensleydale

Bolton Hall, a stately country house in the Yorkshire Dales, has a rich history that intertwines with the broader narrative of the region. The current Bolton Hall was constructed in the late 17th century, specifically in 1678, for Charles Paulet, the 1st Duke of Bolton, as a reward from King William III for his support during the Glorious Revolution.

Polly Peachums Tower, Wensleydale

Polly Peachum’s Tower, also known as The Mount, is a structure steeped in history and nestled in the scenic beauty of the Yorkshire Dales. This Grade II listed building, dating back to the 17th or early 18th century, was originally a hunting tower before it became associated with the character Polly Peachum.

The Tower Folly, Bolton Hall

The Tower, approximately 100 metres to the north-east of Bolton Hall, close to Wensley village. It was built in the late eighteenth century and is a hexagonal tower that is part of a collection of follies in the local area.

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