Bolton Park (also known as Bolton Hall)5213

Bolton-by-Bowland, England, Lancashire, Ribble Valley

Brief Description

Landscape features at Bolton Park included a grotto, terraced garden, fern house, limestone garden walls and a fish pond. The gardens at Bolton Park have not been well-maintained.

History

Bolton Park house was created in the early-19th century and the gardens were added in the late-19th century. Most recently, the house was demolished and the parkland is not maintained.

Detailed Description

The gardens at Bolton Park are difficult to assess, due to their over-grown nature. In one garden, there was a grotto and a passage leading from the garden area to a fern house. An artificial mound and hillslope have curving passages made of limestone rubble walls. Throughout this wall are planting-pockets and substantial nooks for specimen plants, statues and seating. There was also a ‘Pulham Stone' garden and a terrace garden, which contained rhododendrons. Throughout the grounds were a fish pond, tennis courts, and stables. The parkland also had fine trees.
Features
  • Fernery [glasshouse]
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  • Fishpond
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  • Stable
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  • Garden Wall
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  • Grotto
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Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Bolton-by-Bowland
History

Detailed History

Bolton Park was established in the early-19th century. Joseph Candy built Bolton Park house in 1806. However, the gardens at Bolton Park were mostly created in the late-19th century. Bolton Park was a private residence, but in the mid-20th century, the house was in a state of decay. By 1962, the house was demolished.