Bolton and Fangfoss Local History

Bolton Hall and the Bardwells

Bolton Hall


Bolton Hall was built in about 1760, and it has passed through many owners and occupiers since then. One of the longest in residence was Thomas Newman Fredrick Bardwell.  [read more]

Sampsons at Bolton House Farm

Samuel Sampson


Five generations of Sampsons have owned Bolton House Farm since Samuel Sampson first purchased the land at an auction at the Black Swan Inn in York in 1859. [read more]

'Enter and Improve' Schools and teachers at Fangoss


There has been a school in Fangfoss since 1819. The school log books and the recollections of teachers provide a fascinating account of life in the villages. [read more]

Chantry, church and chapels: religious sites in Bolton and Fangfoss


The villages contain a number of religious sites: a Parish Church with Norman features, the buried remains of a chantry chapel and three Chapels bearing testimony to the strength of Methodism in the 18th and 19th centuries. [read more]

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