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The land at Bolton was granted to the Augustinian Canons in 1154 by Lady Alice de Rumilly. After the dissolution of the monastries in 1539 the nave of the Priory was allowed to continue as a parish church. All the other priory buildings were stripped of their lead roofs, leaving the stone work exposed to the elements. Over time the stone structures weakened and began to fall down. Rather than leaving good stone to go to waste is was pillaged and today can be found in buildings up and down the Wharfe valley. The nave of the Priory (at the far end), is still in use today.

Composition is difficult at this venue. Several parts are bordered by trees and the whole enclosed by fencing. For this picture I had to seek out a gap between trees and climb an earthen bank to poke the lens between fencing panels and wait for brightly dressed visitors to disappear behind tombstones and masonry. My previous post shows a view of part of the grounds.

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