Friday, 8 April 2011

Bolling Hall

     Bolling Hall, which is now a museum, stands in its own garden about a mile out from the town centre, now surrounded by houses but originally built in woodland.  The oldest part of the building is the tower on the left which was built as a defensive pele tower in 1370, the rest of the building has been added to this structure over the centuries.  The hall played a part in the English Civil War when it was used by Royalists as a base to attack the town in 1643.  A ghost is said to have visited the Royalist commander on the eve of the siege asking him to 'pity poor Bradford' causing him to change his orders and not to 'kill all'.

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