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THE WOODS OF BOLTON, AND THE GATEWAY OF SKIPTON'S HISTORIC CASTLE

THE WOODS OF BOLTON, AND THE GATEWAY OF SKIPTON'S HISTORIC CASTLE

There are no more beautiful woods in England than those of Bolton (bottom), growing down to cither bank of the swift-running Wharfe. Skipton's castle dates from William the Conqueror, though it was reconstructed by Robert de Clifford about 1380. For 500 years it was the home of the Cliffords; on the sturdy gateway (top) their motto, "Desormais," is inscribed in open-work letters. Royalist Anne Clifford held it against the Parliamentarians in 1642-45, and a dozen years or so later restored the building with excellent judgment.

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