In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bolton like this:
BOLTON, a chapelry in Morland parish, Westmoreland; on the river Eden, and on the Eden Valley railway, near Kirkby-Thore r. station, and 4 miles NNW of Appleby. It includes the hamlet of Bewley-Castle, and has a post office under Penrith. Acres, with Morland township, 5,449. Rated property, £2,228. Pop., 390. Houses, 73. The property is much subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £80.* Patron, the Vicar of Morland. The church is good; and there is a Methodist chapel.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bolton, in Eden and Westmorland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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