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The Temple Folly – Wensleydale

The Temple Folly, an 18th-century Grade II listed structure, stands as a testament to the architectural whimsy of the period. Nestled in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this folly is situated on the north side of the road from Leyburn to Hawes, near West Witton.

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.

Carperby in Wensleydale

Carperby, nestled in the heart of Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, is a village steeped in history and archaeological significance.

Earthworks at Manor Grange Wensleydale

The Earthworks at Manor Grange in Wensleydale are a testament to the rich historical tapestry of the Yorkshire Dales.

Earthworks at Bolton Castle

The extensive earthworks to the west of Castle Bolton are largely a remarkable testament to medieval agricultural practices and landscape management.

Castle Bolton

Bolton Castle, an ancient fortress located in the heart of Wensleydale, Yorkshire, stands as a testament to medieval architecture and the Scrope family’s legacy.

Earthworks at Redmire

Redmire, a charming village nestled in the heart of North Yorkshire, England, boasts a rich tapestry of history that is as picturesque as its serene landscapes.

Earthworks at Bellerby, Leyburn

Bellerby, a charming village nestled in the heart of North Yorkshire, England, boasts a rich tapestry of history that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086, where it was recorded as “Belgebi” – a name derived from Old Norse, meaning “Berg’s farmstead or clearing.”

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