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Bolton-by-Bowland shown within Lancashire
|Population||498 (2001 census)|
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
|UK Parliament||Ribble Valley|
In medieval times, it was known as Bolton-in-Bowland, reflecting the shifting boundaries of the ancient Forest of Bowland on whose south-east flank the village sits. The first recorded Bowbearer of the Forest of Bowland, Oughtred de Bolton, is thought have been lord of the manor in the late twelfth century. However, the manor of Bolton-by-Bowland was never included within the Lordship of Bowland, being a part of the Percy family fee from earliest times.
The village is on the Tosside Beck, near its confluence with the River Ribble. The Beck has for many centuries marked the boundary between Bowland and Craven.
The village also has two pubs, the first, the Coach and Horses is situated in the middle of the village and is the centre of village life. The second, The Copy Nook, is a bar and restaurant and is situated a short distance from the centre of the village.
- Forest of Bowland official website
- Lancashire Parish Council headcounts. URL accessed 5 May 2008.
- National Statistics - Bolton-by-Bowland CP (Parish). URL accessed 5 May 2008.
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