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.