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seat of Idonea, daughter of Robert de Veteripont, a lady who died either in the latter end of Henry III. or beginning of the reign of Edward I. Little of its history is preserved: it was burnt in an inroad of the Scots about the year 1341; was restored and sunk again in that of 1541, it having, as the inscription informs us, lain ruinous from that year to 1600, when it was repaired by the celebrated heroine Anne, who relates in the same inscription that she came to lie in it herself for a little while in October 1661. We are informed in her Diary, that she took up the design as early as the year 1615, for the purpose of making it a library for a Mr. Christopher Wolridge, who probably never lived to the time in which she was able to bring it into execution. The inscription at the conclusion refers to this most apt text: "And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shall raise up the foundations of many generations, and thou shalt be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of paths to dwell in." Isaiah, ch.lviii. verse 12. - No person ever merited the application so strongly. She restored six of the castles of her ancestors, Brough, Brougham, Appleby, Barden Tower, Skipton, and that in question. To give an easy access to the castle, she built the neighbouring bridge over the Eden, and at a small distance beneath the castle she built stables and other offices, but their place is only marked by the ruins.

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