Visit to Bolton Percy; a small village with much to see



I have had this village on my “to visit” list for a long time after reading about the All Saints churchyard in Roger Brook’s blog http://www.nodiggardener.co.uk/2012/08/bolton-percy-churchyard.html




The 15th C church itself was impressive with its Lychgate built by Robert Thompson, the Mouseman of Kilburn.  What I wasn’t expecting was a fully restored Grade ll* listed timber framed gatehouse which was built about 1474 at the entrance to the rectory.  Until recently, it had been used as a holiday let, but the owners have put it on the market, if anyone is interested. 





We took a picnic with us so even I was too full to take advantage, of the services of Doyly’s Tearooms.  This will have to wait until next visit, along with the wildlife area at the former station which is the habitat for many moths and butterflies.
 Our picnic spot

As you would expect from a Yorkshire village, Bolton Percy also has a cricket club, a pinfold and a pub,
the Crown, which sells Sam Smith's ales. The pub’s garden has a wooden bridge which spans the
beck and notices apologised for the state of them due to this winter’s floods.




Comments

  1. The churchyard looks like something out of a dream - definitely a place worth visiting!
    And the gatehouse would no doubt be very interesting to stay at for a holiday, provided it had a shower and toilet, and electricity... (I like my creature comforts).
    What is a pinfold? I've tried an online dictionary but couldn't find the term.

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    1. I believe a pinfold is a small walled area where farmers used to hold stock and perhaps animals that had strayed...

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    2. That's right Roger. Stray cattle were rounded up and kept there and the owners had to pay a fine to get them back. A bit like a car pound.

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    3. That's right Roger. Stray cattle were rounded up and kept there and the owners had to pay a fine to get them back. A bit like a car pound.

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