The Village

Bolton Percy is an historic village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England.

With a population of just over 300 residents it is situated approximately four miles to the east of Tadcaster and nine miles from York. Close by is the A64 Leeds to Scarborough main road, two major railway main lines and the River Wharfe.

As well as the church and other historical buildings, the village hosts a village green upon which children play and village events are held. There is also a public house, a tea room, a Nature Reserve and a successful cricket team which competes in the York senior league.

The Bolton Percy Parish Council also covers the nearby villages of Colton and Steeton.

Below is listed some of the sights that you can visit, both in our village and nearby. Why not also check out our local businesses including the tea room and pub.

The Gatehouse

Bolton Percy Gatehouse is situated next to The Crown Inn, close to All Saints' Church.

The Gatehouse was built around 1474 at the entrance to the Rectory, and it is said there is only one other example like this in the country. It has had a recent sympathetic restoration and has been used as a superior holiday let. The carvings are of a very high quality and it is thought that the building was used as a lodging place for visitors to the rectory.


Bolton Percy Station – Nature Reserve

As you head out of Bolton Percy between the cricket pitch and the railway bridge, there is a hidden gem of a nature reserve. This is now on the site that once was Bolton Percy Station which closed on 13th September 1965.

Bolton Percy station, c1960

Nowadays the old railway station is a nature reserve in the hands of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. The wildflowers and wild grasses make it an ideal habitat for butterflies, moths and birds. Find out more about Bolton Percy Station on our dedicated page on this website.



Click the YWF logo to go to the Nature Reserve website

The Pinfold

Like many other mediaeval villages Bolton Percy also has a Pinfold. This was a place where stray livestock (usually sheep, pigs or cattle) would be impounded in a dedicated enclosure until claimed by their owners. In some cases the animals would be sold to cover the costs of impounding.

Bolton Percy Cricket Club

A short walk past D'Oyly's Tearoom as you are leaving the village is Bolton Percy Cricket Club. The club is very popular and has matches starting from 1pm every Saturday from the end of April to September. Spectators are always welcomed.

The annual Cricket Festival is very popular and open to everyone the first weekend in July.

Come down and enjoy a view of the church tower from a different angle whilst taking in the fresh air and a spot of cricket. 
Bar and hot drinks available.

Why not take a look at the other businesses and groups that we have in our village and surrounding areas.