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Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey, on the river Wharfe, 6 miles E. of Skipton, and 18 miles N.W. of Leeds, was founded for Augustinian canons (1150). The remains are Early English and Decorated. The nave of the church has been restored for service, and the old abbey barn is still used. The gateway - painted by Landseer - is now part of Bolton Hall. Bolton Abbey is familiar to most people from Wordsworth's White Doe of Rylstone, and The Force of Prayer, where the founding of the Abbey is said to have commemorated the death of young Romilly in the Barden Woods, where he was checked in a leap over the Strid by the hanging back of his greyhound, and was drowned.