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Carleton Hall, Penrith
Carleton Hall
Cumbria Constabulary HQ
Street:-   Carleton Avenue
locality:-   Carleton
civil parish:-   Penrith (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   buildings
locality type:-   police HQ
coordinates:-   NY52542920
1Km square:-   NY5229
10Km square:-   NY52

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 59 5) 
placename:-  Carleton Hall
source data:-   Maps, County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

evidence:-   old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760
placename:-  Carlton Hall
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, A New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland Divided into their Respective Wards, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin et al, published by T Bowles, Robert Sayer, and John Bowles, London, 1760.
"Carlton Hall"
circle, tower 
item:-  Armitt Library : 2008.14.10
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evidence:-   old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Carleton Hall
source data:-   Map, 4 sheets, The County of Westmoreland, scale 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed 1768, and engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
"Carleton Hall / Wallace Esq;"
house, formal garden, avenues of trees 
item:-  National Library of Scotland : EME.s.47
Image © National Library of Scotland

evidence:-   old text:- Pennant 1773
placename:-  Carleton Hall
source data:-   Book, A Tour from Downing to Alston Moor, 1773, by Thomas Pennant, published by Edward Harding, 98 Pall Mall, London, 1801.
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Pennant's Tour 1773, page 158  "... on an eminence above the river, is Carleton-hall, the property of the Carletons, who flourished here almost from the time of the Conqueror till the beginning of the present century, when Robert Carleton, esq. sold the estate. The family is not extinct; Sir Guy Carleton, the present Lord Dorchester, being of it."

evidence:-   old map:- Donald 1774 (Cmd) 
placename:-  Carlton Hall
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, 3x2 sheets, The County of Cumberland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by Thomas Donald, engraved and published by Joseph Hodskinson, 29 Arundel Street, Strand, London, 1774.
"Carlton Hall / Wallace Esqr."
item:-  Carlisle Library : Map 2
Image © Carlisle Library

evidence:-   old text:- Clarke 1787
placename:-  Carleton Hall
item:-  foray
source data:-   Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, written and published by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787; published 1787-93.
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Page 6:-  "..."
"Carleton Hall stands on the nearest dry situation to the River Emont: its late possessor, Mr Wallace, (notwithstanding it was the estate of his mother-in-law Mrs Simpson of Penrith,) spared no expence in beautifying it, and chiefly resided at it. He rebuilt part of the Mansion, added stables and other out-buildings, and laid out the gardens and pleasure-grounds in manner which does honour to his taste and spirit. A picturesque examination may indeed find fault with the too great number of white objects, but we may well excuse this in a man whose busy and active life kept his mind constantly employed in more serious and important pursuits."
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page 11:-  "..."
"HAVING crossed the Bridge [Eamont 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."
(there is a lengthy description of the foray) 

evidence:-   old print:- Clarke 1787
placename:-  Carleton Hall
source data:-   house
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"Carleton Hall"
item:-  Armitt Library : A6615.12
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evidence:-   road book:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802) 
placename:-  Carlton Hall
source data:-   Road book, itineraries, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, 181 Strand, London, 2nd edn 1802.
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page 273-274  "On the r. of Emont Bridge is Carlton Hall, Thomas Wallace, Esq. ..."
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page 289-290  "On the r. of Emont Bridge is Carlton Hall, Thomas Wallace, Esq. ..."
list of seats 
item:-  JandMN : 228.1
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evidence:-   old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H
placename:-  Carleton Hall
source data:-   Map of the English Lakes, in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
"Carleton Ha."
block, building 
item:-  JandMN : 82.1
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evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
placename:-  Carleton Hall
placename:-  Cumbria Police Headquarters
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage

person:-   constabulary
 : Cumberland and Westmorland Constabulary
The hall was the HQ of the Cumberland and Westmorland Constabulary.

person:-   constabulary
 : Cumbria Constabulary

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