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taken from Mayburgh; but as neither the stones are of the same kind, nor were the roads in those times practicable for carriages, they must surely be wrong informed.
  Eamont Bridge
We now enter the small but neat village of Emont Bridge, consisting only of a few cottages †; yet so excellently is this spot situated for trade, that besides a very considerable bleaching-ground, several fulling mills, &c. here is a silk and woolen Dyer, of sufficient abilities to produce all those beautiful tints which are employed in the Earl of Lonsdale's splendid Carpet-Manufactory, whose excellence is universally known.
Emont Bridge divides Cumberland from Westmorland, and is a plain but substantial building. From the middle arch is a beautiful view either up or down the river, and perhaps few places are better disposed in point of picturesque beauty, though none have been less noticed.

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Emont Bridge, -- Carleton Hall, -- Carleton Family, -- Sir Thomas Carleton's Expedition into Scotland, -- Meal-Cross.
  Eamont Bridge
  Carleton Hall
  Carleton Family

HAVING crossed the Bridge, and ascended a steep bank, we meet with a small road which leads to Carleton-Hall; which we mentioned before, but shall here give a succinct account of it from the earliest tradition to this present time. It was, about the time of the Conquest, the property of a family of the name of Carleton, in which it continued through many successions, until the year 1707, when it was purchased by Mr. John Pattison Attorney at law in Penrith. His son Christopher Pattison dying without issue, the estate devolved upon his three sisters, the eldest of whom had Carleton-Hall allotted to her as her share. She was married to Mr. J. Simpson [T. Simpson] of Penrith, by whom she had one daughter, who was married to the late James Wallace, Esq; who, after living many years with high and increasing reputation, died in the honourable post of Attorney-General to his present Majesty George the III. Dugdale, in his visitation in 1665, confirms the above account of the Carleton Family.
As supplement to this account, and to give my readers an insight into the state of these parts before the Union, I beg leave to add a journal of a Focray [Forray] *, headed by Sir Thomas Carleton of Carleton-Hall, addressed to the Lord Wharton, then Lord Warden of the West Marches: it is dated in February 1547, and has been copied by Dr. Burn, which does not deprecate its worth.
  Sir Thomas Carleton's expedition into Scotland

"The first day we made a road into Tevidale, and got a great booty of goods, and that night we lay in the old walls of Wancop-Tower, and builded to-falls; but for lake of houses both for ourselves and our horses, we could not remain there the weather was so sore, and so we came to Cannonby, and then went to Dumfries and lay there, who submitted themselves to become the King's Majesty's subjects of England. And the morrow after my coming hither, I went into the Moot-Hall, and made
"a pro-
† On one of them is the following inscription, highly characteristic of the genius of this country.
* Foraging, or marauding party.
erratum from p.194
for J. Simpson, read T. Simpson.
for focray, read forray.
gazetteer links
button -- "Carleton Hall" -- Carleton Hall
button -- "Emont Bridge" -- Eamont Bridge
button -- "Emont Bridge" -- Eamont Bridge
button -- "Lowther Hall" -- (Lowther Castle, Lowther (CL13inc)2)
button -- "Mayburgh" -- (Mayburgh, Yanwath etc (CL13inc)2)
button -- "Penrith Castle" -- (Penrith Castle, Penrith (CL13inc)2)
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