Welcome to Bolton-le-Sands

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Bolton-le-Sands is a large village and civil parish of the City of Lancaster in Lancashire with a population of over 4,000 residents.

Referred to as Bodeltone in the Domesday book, the village was known as Bolton until the arrival of the railways, when the name was changed to Bolton-le-Sands to differentiate from similarly named towns on the same line.

The oldest church in the village, founded prior to 1094, is the Church of England Holy Trinity church, originally dedicated to St Michael. The oldest part of the current building is the tower, supposed to have been built around 1500. The nave and chancel date from the 19th century.



Two other churches are located in the village which are the Roman Catholic St Mary of the Angels and the Christ Church United Reformed Church.

The village enjoys good road connections with the A6 passing through the village from Lancaster north to Carnforth. The Lancaster canal, built in the 1790s, runs adjacent to Bolton-le-Sands and is a major feature of the village, as is the West Coast Main Line railway, although the station has been closed since 1969.

Bolton-le-Sands is well served with two pubs in the village. The Royal Hotel is situated on the A6, and the Blue Anchor is located within the village centre.





The village has one school, Bolton-le-Sands Church of England Primary School, with around 300 pupils from the ages of 4 to 11 in a modern school building. The school is a successor to the old Boys' Free Grammar School, which dates from 1657, with the 19th century school building still used for community education.

The school building was also home to the Bolton-le-Sands library until 1973, when the library was moved into a newly built site in the village centre.


Bolton-le-Sands has its own football team who play at playing fields adjacent to the Community Centre on Packet Lane. The village has a very active scout group comprised of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts who meet in the scout hut on the village playing fields.

Blue Anchor Pub Old Free Grammar School