Population: 499 Grid Reference: SD785495 Co-ordinates: 53.941,-2.329

Bolton by Bowland

The village green

Village on the edge of the Forest of Bowland.  Prior to 1974 Bolton-by-Bowland was in the Bowland Rural District of the West Riding of Yorkshire.  The village is on the Tosside Beck near it's confluence with the River Ribble.  The Coach & Horses Inn is by the large village green where there is a war memorial and a set of stocks.
The stocks were designed to incapacitate the hands as well as the feet no doubt providing a very uncomfortable experience for whoever was locked in them for several hours.
Nearby is an old finger post which reflects the village's pre-1974 status before it became part of Lancashire.
The CofE Church of St. Peter and St. Paul's offers services at 11:15am every Sunday.
The village stocks

The stocks
Church of St. Peter & St. Paul

St. Peter & St. Paul's Church
Old finger post

Old Yorkshire West Riding finger post