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Bolton, Westmorland

Historical Description

Bolton, a township and a chapelry in Morland parish, Westmoreland, on the river Eden, and on the Eden Valley railway, near Kirkby-Thore railway station, and 4 miles NNW of Appleby. The chapelry includes Bewley-Castle, at one time a residence of the Bishops of Carlisle, and has a post office under Penrith; money order and telegraph office, Kirkby-Thore. Acreage of township, 2791; population, 345. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £228 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Morland. The church is good and very ancient, being Late Norman, and there is a Methodist chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWestmorland 
Civil parishMorland 
Poor Law unionWest ward 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bolton from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Westmorland is available to browse.