Aireborough Historical Society

Bolton Abbey 1900 (section 2)

The Strid, Bolton Abbey. c1900

Title
The Strid
Date c1900
Location Bolton Abbey
Photo ID
G200 & F311
Comment
This scene at the Strid, Bolton Abbey was taken on a glass slide by E E  Slater of Hopeville, Yeadon, amateur photographer.
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C1900: An original slide view of Bolton Abbey taken by E E Slater of Hopeville House.

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C1900: A view of the River Wharfe at Bolton Abbey, taken by E E Slater of Yeadon.

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C1900: Bridge over the River Wharfe at Bolton Abbey, a double image to be viewed through a stereoscope.

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Circa 1900: An original slide view taken by E E Slater, it shows a section of the River Wharfe between Bolton Abbey and Barden Tower known as the Strid.

This seemingly pretty stream is one of the most deadly stretches of water, the whirlpool currents between the narrow rocky banks will suck the unwary in, strong currents and underwater rocks have proved to be a death trap many times.

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C1900: A view of children playing on the grass at Bolton Abbey taken by E E Slater of Yeadon.

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C1900: A stretch of the River Wharfe at Bolton Abbey seen through the lens of E E Slater of Yeadon.

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C1900: Bolton Abbey, a picturesque view of an ancient gnarled tree seen through an archway.

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C1900: Original slide image taken by E E Slater, it shows the road which passes the Bolton Abbey estate.

The wall with entrance arches still stands with a warning for high vehicles 10' 9", the cottages to the right have been demolished.

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C1900: The Devonshire Arms at Bolton Abbey, named after the Dukes of Devonshire who owned the Bolton Abbey estate, it is now in the hands of the Chatsworth Trust.

The hotel is still a fine country hotel and spa.




 

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