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BOLTON CASTLE

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Remains of a quadrangular castle, built by Richard le Scrope in 1378-1399. Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned here in 1568-9. Besieged and slighted during the Civil War in 1645. There are planning similarities with Bodiam Castle (TQ 72 NE 1) in that it can be broken down into eight major household units and some twelve lesser lodgings all integrated into one unified conception The walls have recently been consolidated by English Heritage.

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