|Location||Wensley, North Yorkshire|
|Current tenants||Barons Bolton|
|Client||Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton|
|Coordinates||54°18′12″N1°53′09″W / 54.3034°N 1.8857°W Coordinates: 54°18′12″N1°53′09″W / 54.3034°N 1.8857°W|
Listed Building – Grade II
|Designated||13 February 1967|
|Reference no.||1318591 |
Bolton Hall is a country house near Preston-under-Scar, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, England, in Wensleydale, some 3 miles (5 km) west of Leyburn. It was built in the late 17th century and rebuilt after a fire in 1902.  It is a grade II listed building, as is an 18th-century folly tower in the grounds. 
It is built in three storeys of roughcast brick with ashlar dressing and a hipped slate roof. The layout is H-shaped with a central block of 5 bays and an overall frontage of 9 bays.  In the 1960s the estate covered 12,000 acres, much of it moorland and woodland, and included Bolton Castle. 
The Bolton estate belonged to the Scrope family since mediaeval times, based on Bolton Castle. After the death in 1630 of Emanuel Scrope, 1st Earl of Sunderland and 11th Baron Scrope of Bolton, without any legitimate children, the estate was inherited by Mary, the eldest of his three illegitimate daughters. She married Charles, Marquess of Winchester.
Bolton Hall was originally built in 1678 for the Marquess, who in 1689 was elevated to be the first Duke of Bolton by a grateful King William III for his support in the Glorious Revolution. It passed down through five succeeding Dukes of Bolton to Harry Powlett, 6th Duke of Bolton, an admiral in the Royal Navy. The sixth Duke died without a male heir in 1794 and the dukedom became extinct, the Bolton estates devolving on his brother's natural daughter Jean Browne-Powlett. She married Thomas Orde, who in 1795 assumed the additional surname of Powlett and was a Tory politician. He served as Chief Secretary for Ireland and was ennobled in 1797 as Baron Bolton.
In 1902 the hall suffered a serious fire and was afterwards rebuilt. 
The estate has since passed down to Harry Algar Nigel Orde-Powlett, 8th Baron Bolton, who inherited on his father's death.   The current Baron resides at Bolton Hall, which was originally built in 1675. His residence in 2016 was Wensley Hall, Wensley, Leyburn.  Bolton Castle is run by his son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Katie Orde-Powlett. 
Wensleydale is the dale or upper valley of the River Ure on the east side of the Pennines, one of the Yorkshire Dales in North Yorkshire, England.
Marquess of Winchester is a title in the Peerage of England that was created in 1551 for the prominent statesman William Paulet, 1st Earl of Wiltshire. It is the oldest of six surviving English marquessates; therefore its holder is considered the premier marquess of England. The current holder is Nigel Paulet, 18th Marquess of Winchester, whose son uses the courtesy title Earl of Wiltshire.
Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Member of Parliament for Hampshire and a supporter of William III of Orange.
Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton, was an English nobleman, the son of John Paulet, 5th Marquess of Winchester, and his first wife, Jane Savage.
Baron Bolton, of Bolton Castle in the County of York, is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain. It was created in 1797 for the Tory politician Thomas Orde-Powlett, who had previously served as Chief Secretary for Ireland. Born Thomas Orde, he was the husband of Jean Mary Browne-Powlett, illegitimate daughter of Charles Powlett, 5th Duke of Bolton, who had entailed the greater part of his extensive estates to her in default of male issue of his younger brother Harry Powlett, 6th Duke of Bolton.
Paulet, variant spelling Powlett, is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Bolton Castle is a 14th-century castle located in Wensleydale, Yorkshire, England. The nearby village Castle Bolton takes its name from the castle. The castle is a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The castle was damaged in the English Civil War, and “slighted” afterwards, but much of it survived. It has never been sold and is still in the ownership of the descendants of the Scrope family.
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The Orde, later Campbell-Orde Baronetcy, of Morpeth in the County of Northumberland, is a title in the Baronetage of Great Britain. It was created on 9 August 1790 for the naval commander John Orde. He was the younger brother of Thomas Orde-Powlett, 1st Baron Bolton. The third Baronet assumed in 1880 by Royal licence the additional surname of Campbell, which was that of his maternal grandfather Peter Campbell, of Kilmory.
Lieutenant-general Charles Powlett, 5th Duke of Bolton, styled Marquess of Winchester from 1754 to 1759, was a British soldier, nobleman and Whig politician. He was the eldest son of Harry Powlett, 4th Duke of Bolton and Catherine Parry.
Thomas Orde-Powlett, 1st Baron Bolton PC was an English politician. He was also an amateur etcher, and a cartoonist.
Emanuel Scrope, 1st Earl of Sunderland, 11th Baron Scrope of Bolton was an English nobleman. He was Lord President of the King's Council in the North.
The Vice-Admiral of Dorset was responsible for the defence of the County of Dorset, England.
Jack Spigot was a British Thoroughbred racehorse that won the 1821 St. Leger Stakes and was a sire in the early 19th century. His paternity is attributed to either Ardrossan or Marmion. His mother was a blind mare with a difficult temperament, whose unpredictable behavior necessitated that he be raised by a foster mare. He was named after one of his owner's tenant farmers, Jack Faucet. He won four of his six career starts before being retired from racing in early 1823. He is not considered to be a good sire. Jack Spigot died in June 1843 and was buried at Bolton Hall.
Lieutenant-Colonel Richard George Lumley, 9th Earl of Scarbrough was an Anglo-Irish peer and soldier.
Mary Paulet, Marchioness of Winchester was the second wife of Charles Paulet, 6th Marquess of Winchester. She was an illegitimate daughter of Emanuel Scrope, 1st Earl of Sunderland, by his mistress Martha Jeanes, or Janes, or Jones, alias San(d)ford. Although sometimes described as "Duchess of Bolton", she died before her husband was created a duke. Her son Charles succeeded his father as Duke of Bolton.
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