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Corby Castle, Great Corby
Corby Castle
locality:-   Great Corby
civil parish:-   Wetheral (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   castle
locality type:-   garden
coordinates:-   NY47105422
1Km square:-   NY4754
10Km square:-   NY45


photograph
BMN35.jpg (taken 19.8.2006)  
photograph
BQF60.jpg  Waterfall, statuary, etc.
(taken 11.3.2009)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 24 6) 
placename:-  Corby Castle
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.
OS County Series (Cmd 24 10) 
"Corby Castle / Caves / Fountain / Statue / Grotto / Seat / Well / ..."

evidence:-   old map:- Saxton 1579
placename:-  Corby Castle
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Westmorlandiae et Cumberlandiae Comitatus ie Westmorland and Cumberland, scale about 5 miles to 1 inch, by Christopher Saxton, London, engraved by Augustinus Ryther, 1576, published 1579-1645.
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Building with two towers, symbol for a castle.  "Corby cast:"
item:-  private collection : 2
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evidence:-   old map:- Mercator 1595 (edn?) 
placename:-  Corby Castle
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Northumbria, Cumberlandia, et Dunelmensis Episcopatus, ie Northumberland, Cumberland and Durham etc, scale about 6.5 miles to 1 inch, by Gerard Mercator, Duisberg, Germany, about 1595.
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"Corby ca."
circle, building and tower 
item:-  JandMN : 169
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evidence:-   old map:- Speed 1611 (Cum/EW) 
placename:-  Corby Castle
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Kingdome of Great Britaine and Ireland, scale about 36 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, about 1610-11, published by Thomas Bassett, Fleet Street and Richard Chiswell, St Paul's Churchyard, London, 1676?
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SPD6Cm.jpg
"Corby ca"
dot, circle, and tower 
item:-  private collection : 85
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evidence:-   old map:- Speed 1611 (Cmd) 
placename:-  Corby Castle
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile Described, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, 1610, published by J Sudbury and George Humble, Popes Head Alley, London, 1611-12.
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SP11NY45.jpg
"Corby cast"
circle, buildings, tower 
item:-  private collection : 16
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evidence:-   old map:- Jansson 1646
placename:-  Corby Castle
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Cumbria and Westmoria, ie Cumberland and Westmorland, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Jansson, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1646.
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JAN3NY45.jpg
"Corb├┐Cast"
Buildings and tower with flag. 
item:-  JandMN : 88
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evidence:-   old map:- Morden 1695 (Cmd) 
placename:-  Corby Castle
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Cumberland, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695, published by Abel Swale, the Unicorn, St Paul's Churchyard, Awnsham, and John Churchill, the Black Swan, Paternoster Row, London, 1695-1715.
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MD12NY55.jpg
"Corby Castle"
Circle, building with two towers. 
item:-  JandMN : 90
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evidence:-   old print:- Buck 1739
item:-  garden
source data:-   Print, uncoloured engraving, The West View of Wetherall Priory, in the County of Cumberland, drawn and engraved by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck, published 1739.
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BU0217.jpg
printed, top  "THE WEST VIEW OF WETHERALL-PRIORY, IN THE COUNTY OF CUMBERLAND."
showing part of the gardens. 
item:-  Armitt Library : 1959.67.17
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evidence:-   old map:- Badeslade 1742
placename:-  Corby Castle
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, A Map of Cumberland North from London, scale about 11 miles to 1 inch, with descriptive text, by Thomas Badeslade, London, engraved and published by William Henry Toms, Union Court, Holborn, London, 1742.
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"Corby Cast."
circle, italic lowercase text; castle 
item:-  JandMN : 115
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evidence:-   descriptive text:- Simpson 1746
placename:-  Corby Castle
item:-  waterfallsummer house (?); garden
source data:-   Atlas, three volumes of maps and descriptive text published as 'The Agreeable Historian, or the Compleat English Traveller ...', by Samuel Simpson, 1746.
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"Corby, a Castle once the Seat of the ancient Family of the Salkelds, at present belonging to Mr. Howard, a Branch of the Duke of Norfolks' Family: The Building is of Stone, neat but plain. The Entrance to this House is by a large square Court-Yard. On the Right Hand are the Gardens, and on the Left the Offices for Servants and the Stables. It is plentifully watered by Springs in several large Reservoirs made about the House, which stands on the Precipice of a high Rock, which is in the back Part about 100 Feet high: In this Rock is cut a Regular Pair of Stairs of about six Feet wide, with all their Ornaments down to the Bottom; as you descend these Stairs, you pass by several Rooms hewn out of the Rock about 16 Feet square, which have no other Furniture than Tables and Seats made out of the Stone. At the Bottom of those Stairs you ascend another Pair about 10 Feet high, which leads to a Terrace made in Form of a Semicircle, by the Side of which runs the River Eden, having a Pair of Stairs to take Water at. The Terrace presents a fine View of another Part of the Rock, of equal Height with the former, from the Top of which falls a most wonderful curious Cascade, at last, an 100 Feet high, and the Water is broken by the pointed Ridges of the Rock into so many various Shapes, and the Springs fly about in so delightfully rude a Manner, as shews the great Power of Art in embellishing Nature; which is farther heighten'd by a natural Cascade, (effected by this artificial one,) of which there is a distinct Prospect at the Landing Stairs."
"From hence there is another View of half a Mile long, of the River on the Right Hand: and a hanging Grove of Trees, just as Nature has plac'd them, on the Left. There is a small Banquetting-House at the End of a Gravel Walk with a Portico in front."
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"... Corby Castle, the Seat of the Honourable Charles Howard, Esq; ..."

evidence:-   old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760
placename:-  Corby Castle
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.
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BO18NY45.jpg
"Corby Cas."
circle, tower 
item:-  Armitt Library : 2008.14.10
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evidence:-   old map:- Donald 1774 (Cmd) 
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.
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"Castle / Phillip Howard Esq."
large building; a castle with flags 
item:-  Carlisle Library : Map 2
Image © Carlisle Library

evidence:-   old map:- Pennant 1777
placename:-  Corbie Castle
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, A Map of Scotland, Hebrides and Part of England, drawn for Thomas Pennant, engraved by J Bayly, published by Benjamin White, London, 1777.
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PEN1Cm.jpg
"Corbie C."
circle; buildings, village, etc 
item:-  private collection : 66
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evidence:-   old text:- Clarke 1787
placename:-  Corby Castle
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 105:-  "..."
"I do not find any ancient authors mention a castle here [Castlerigg], Speed, who speaks of twenty-five in Cumberland, hath found out every one I ever heard or knew of, except Kirkoswald; how that has escaped him I cannot tell. I shall here put down their names, and, as well as I can, their most ancient owners, and supposed founders."
"..."
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Page 106:-  "..."
"7. CORBY, - By the Salkelds, date uncertain, now Howard's."
"8. ..."

evidence:-   old text:- Camden 1789
placename:-  Corby Castle
source data:-   Book, Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
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Page 174:-  "..."
"... Corby, a castle of the noble and antient family of the Salkelds, which received great addition of wealth by marriage with the heiress of Rosgill ..."

evidence:-   old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions) 
item:-  roman altaraltar, roman
source data:-   Book, Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
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Page 191:-  "..."
"Corby in Wetheral parish, is now a modern mansion, seated on the brink of a stupendous cliff over-hanging the river Eden, and surrounded by well wooded hills, altogether forming a beautiful scene. It belonged once to Harcla earl of Carlisle, on whose attainder Edward II. granted it to sir Richard de Salkeld, knt. who sold it to the heirs of the Howards of Naworth. In one of the walls is the altar which Mr. Camden describes at Willoford or Burdoswald."

evidence:-   road book:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802) 
placename:-  Corby Castle
source data:-   Road book, itineraries, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, 181 Strand, London, 2nd edn 1802.
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page 321-322  "Between 3 and 4 Miles on r. of Crosby is Corby Castle, Henry Howard, Esq."
item:-  JandMN : 228.1
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evidence:-   old text:- Gents Mag
source data:-   Magazine, The Gentleman's Magazine or Monthly Intelligencer or Historical Chronicle, published by Edward Cave under the pseudonym Sylvanus Urban, and by other publishers, London, monthly from 1731 to 1922.
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Gentleman's Magazine 1819 part 1 p.507 
From the Compendium of County History:-  "Salkeld, John, divine, styled by James I. 'the learned,' Corby castle, 1576."

evidence:-   descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843) 
placename:-  Corby Castle
item:-  gardenpainting
source data:-   Guide book, A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by Rev William Ford, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, by W Edwards, 12 Ave Maria Lane, Charles Tilt, Fleet Street, William Smith, 113 Fleet Street, London, by Currie and Bowman, Newcastle, by Bancks and Co, Manchester, by Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, and by Sinclair, Dumfries, 1839.
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Page 119:-  "..."
"CORBY CASTLE,"
"The seat of P. H. Howard, Esq. M.P. The building has been so much altered by the addition of two new fronts in Grecian style, as no longer to wear the appearance of a Castle. It stands upon the brink of a lofty precipice, overhanging the Eden, which is seen from the lawn in front flowing down with a divided stream, between two high banks profusely clothed with umbrageous woods, the village church and priory gateway of Wetheral crowning the western receding sides. The walks through the park carry the visitor for a mile along the edge of impending rocks, adorned with several noble specimens of oak, then turning down to the water's edge, bring him in a circuit back to the house. from a wooden seat about half-way in the"
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Page 120:-  "return, there is a romantic peep across the water, through an opening in the trees, of the cells of St. Constantine, ... From the Templetto, a small Grecian edifice, neatly fitted up, and the wall painted in fresco with Swiss scenery, is a rich view of the house at the extremity of a green vista, whose sward, shaven close and smooth, sweeps upward between ivy-clasped oaks, sycamores, noble pines, and majestic Scotch firs. Advancing by this mossy carpet, which stretches along the margin of the river, the magnificent bridge for the Railway greatly enriches the prospect, ... The walks that extend along the banks to the north of the Castle present superior views of Wetheral, but they are reserved for the private use of the family. The interior of the Castle is elegantly fitted up, and contains a collection of paintings. The grounds are open to strangers on Wednesdays only."

evidence:-   old map:- Ford 1839 map
placename:-  Corby Castle
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Map of the Lake District of Cumberland, Westmoreland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, and by R Groombridge, 5 Paternoster Row, London, 3rd edn 1843.
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FD02NY45.jpg
"Corby Castle"
Building and park. 
item:-  JandMN : 100.1
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evidence:-   old text:- Harper 1907
item:-  haunted room
source data:-   Guidebook, The Manchester and Glasgow Road, by Charles G Harper, published by Chapman and Hall Ltd, London, 1907.
HP01p147.txt
Page 147:-  "..."
"The "Bush" [from Carlisle] has since been rebuilt, but at Corby Castle, some two miles away, in what was once the "Haunted Room," there hangs in a frame an interesting pane of glass from one of its windows, inscribed by no less notable a traveller than Hume, the historian, with the satirical verse, reflecting upon the "Bush," the Cathedral, and Carlisle in general:"
""
"Here chicks in eggs for breakfast sprawl;"
"Here godless boys God's glories squall:"
"Here heads of Scotchmen guard the wall,"
"Corby's walks atone for all"
"Sir Walter Scott saw this in 1825, and humorously remarked in a letter to his friend Morritt upon "Hume's poetical works.""

evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
placename:-  Corby Castle
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"CORBY CASTLE / / / WETHERAL / CARLISLE / CUMBRIA / I / 77719 / NY4708954201"

evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"WALL AND GATE PIERS TO EAST OF CORBY CASTLE / / / WETHERAL / CARLISLE / CUMBRIA / I / 77722 / NY4729654276"
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"Screen walls and gate piers. 1844 for Philip Howard. Dressed red sandstone, with moulded dressings. 4 piers at entrance (2 at each side) of squared columns with decorative console brackets to sides, moulded cornice surmounted by carved Grecian vases; piers joined by curved wall. Wall extends approximately 50 metres to either side of entrance and is of 5 courses with chamfered plinth course, moulded coping, terminating furthest away from entrance, by piers with dated panel, coat of arms and initials P.H. Railings, removed during 1939-45 war. Included for G.V. with gate lodge."

evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"GATE LODGE TO EAST OF CORBY CASTLE / / / WETHERAL / CARLISLE / CUMBRIA / I / 77721 / NY4728654276"

evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"DOVECOTE TO SOUTH EAST OF CORBY CASTLE / / / WETHERAL / CARLISLE / CUMBRIA / I / 77725 / NY4717453914"
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"Dovecote. Referred to as medieval in previous listing, but seems a complete rebuild of late C18, probably originally a C17 hexagonal dovecote: for Philip Howard to commemorate an Italian lady, who died young. Red sandstone ashlar and mouldings. Tetrastyle temple front, with square dovecote behind, entered from the rear. Slender Ionic columns to portico, reached by short flight of stone steps: rear wall of portico has three niches: frieze has inscription 'A quella che merita' (to her who merits it best), with balustraded balcony above, surmounted by pediment carrying carved Corby Lion. In a central position in the grounds of Corby Castle and a prominent feature in the eastern view from the castle. For full description of interior see Ferguson, Pigeon Houses in Cumberland, Transactions of the Cumberland & Westmorland, Antiquarian &Archaeological Society, Old series, vol.9, p.431."

evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"KITCHEN GARDEN WALLS TO SOUTH EAST OF CORBY CASTLE / / / WETHERAL / CARLISLE / CUMBRIA / I / 77720 / NY4709354270"

evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"CASCADE TO WEST OF CORBY CASTLE / / / WETHERAL / CARLISLE / CUMBRIA / I / 77723 / NY4709254112"
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"Cascade and summer house. Between 1708 and 1729 for Thomas Howard of Corby Castle. Red sandstone ashlar. Venetian summer house with cascade of 4 steps leading to oval pond, with terrace and river wall. Summer house consists of a shallow portico, with Venetian opening surmounted by carved figures of mermaids, Neptune and a lion. Between central columns is a dragon's head water spout and 3 headed lions at the sides. Inside are statues of draped male and female figures. Various arched steps (one of which has a grotto behind) form cascade beneath, falling about 10 metres to the pond, which formerly had a fountain in the centre, (see Buck's engraving of Wetheral Priory, 1739) but now has statue of Nelson. At the water's edge there is a retaining wall of sandstone, repaired with brick, with steps leading through an arched opening to form a water gate. Thomas Howard wrote plays which were enacted in the cascade, see Country Life, 7 January 1954, p.34."

evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
placename:-  Statue of Polyphemus
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"STATUE OF POLYPHEMUS, CORBY CASTLE / / / WETHERAL / CARLISLE / CUMBRIA / II[star] / 77724 / NY4706654039"
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"Statue. Early C18 for Thomas Howard of Corby Castle. Carved red sandstone. 4 metres in height, figure of Polyphemus, holding staff in one hand and reed-pipes in the other. Pevsner describes it as "wondrously badly carved, but just for that reason very engaging". Of same date as cascade nearby (1708-1729) as Polyphemus is noted by Sir John Clerk of Penicuik, on a visit in 1734. A feature on riverside walk in the grounds of Corby Castle and included for G.V. with the nearby cascade. See; N. Pevsner, Buildings of England, 1967, Cumberland & Westmorland, W.A.J. Prevost, Corby and the Corby Giant, Trans., Cumberland &Westmorland, Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, Vol. lxxix, 1979, p.99-102."

evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"TEMPIETTO, CORBY CASTLE / / / WETHERAL / CARLISLE / CUMBRIA / I / 77728 / NY4681853562"
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"Garden folly. Early C18 for Thomas Howard of Corby Castle. Stone walls, stucco, slate roof and stone chimney. In the form of a Tuscan temple. Stone steps with stone piers surmounted by carved balls, lead to portico supported by 4 Tuscan columns on square bases with moulded entablature. Carving of draped figures with fish-like tails in pediment above. Gabled roof has round stone chimney stack to south gable. Entrance has moulded surround with entablature and heavily dentilled pediment: interior of portico has plain stucco walls with moulded plaster ceiling: door of 6 panels. 2 vaulted chambers beneath with 2 entrances from west, have plank doors, one with initials P.H.H. cut through it: side window above, has wooden casements with square leaded lights, but a similar window in east wall has been filled. Interior of single room, walls of painted panels of Alpine scenes by Matthew Nutter of Carlisle, 1832, and painted roundel to ceiling. Building appears on an engraving of 1729 and as Thomas Howard succeeded to the estate in 1708, it must have been built between those dates. Terminates a garden riverside walk from Corby Castle. Interior and exterior views; Country Life, 7 January 1954, p.35."

evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
placename:-  Statue of St Constantine
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"STATUE OF ST CONSTANTINE, SOUTH OF CORBY CASTLE / / / WETHERAL / CARLISLE / CUMBRIA / II / 77729 / NY4676053509"
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"Statue. 1843 for Philip Howard of Corby Castle. Carved sandstone. Full length figure of St Constantine on a pedestal, placed directly opposite St Constantine's cells across the river."

evidence:-   old painting:- 
source data:-   Painting, watercolour, Corby Castle from Wetheral, Cumberland, by Thomas Bushby, 1914.
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Autumn; view of Corby Castle, standing in parkland, from across a wooded ravine. The foreground is unfinished. 
dated at reverse:-  "1914"
item:-  Tullie House Museum : 1971.87.1
Image © Tullie House Museum

evidence:-   old print:- Rose 1832-35 (vol.1 no.17) 
placename:-  Corby Castle
source data:-   Print, uncoloured engraving, Corby Castle, Cumberland, drawn by Thomas Allom, engraved by W Floyd, published by Fisher, Son and Co, London, 1832-35.
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PR0007.jpg
vol.1 pl.17 in the set of prints, Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland Illustrated. The salmon traps on the River Eden in the foreground. 
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-  "T. Allom. / W. Floyd. / CORBY CASTLE, CUMBERLAND. / SEAT OF HENRY HOWARD, ESQ."
item:-  Dove Cottage : 2008.107.7
Image © see bottom of page

evidence:-   old print:- 
placename:-  Corby Castle
source data:-   Print, uncoloured engraving, Corby Castle, Cumberland, drawn by J P Neale, engraved by W Radclyffe, published by Jones and Co, Temple of the Muses, Finsbury Square, London, 1830.
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printed at bottom left, right, centre:-  "Drawn by J. P. Neale. / Engraved by W. Radclyffe. / CORBY CASTLE, / CUMBERLAND. / Jones &Co. Temple of the Muses, Finsbury Square, London, Feb 20. 1830."
item:-  Dove Cottage : 2008.107.368
Image © see bottom of page

evidence:-   old print:- 
placename:-  Corby Castle
source data:-   Print, Corby Castle from the South, Great Corby, Cumberland, by Matthew Ellis Nutter from a sketch by Mrs Stourton, lithographed by Paul Gauci, London, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, Cumberland, about 1830.
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PR1211.jpg
Summertime; view along the River Eden, looking towards Corby Castle which stands on the top of a wooded hillside. A lone fisherman sits on the left hand bank of the river. Distant hills lie beyond. 
inscribed at bottom left on print:-  "Drawn by M Nutter, from a sketch by the Hon. Mrs Stourton, 1829"
printed at bottom centre:-  "CORBY CASTLE [FROM THE SOUTH.] Dedicated, by Permission, to Mrs Howard, of Corby Castle, by her most obliged and Obedient humble Servant Charles Thurnam"
inscribed at bottom right on print:-  "On Stone by P Gauci"
item:-  Tullie House Museum : 1978.108.71
Image © Tullie House Museum

evidence:-   old print:- Buck 1739/1837 (edn 1877) 
source data:-   Print, uncoloured engraving, The West View of Wetheral Priory, in the County of Cumberland, drawn and engraved by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck, 1739, reprinted by Hudson Scott and Sons, Carlisle, Cumberland, 1877.
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BU0105.jpg
The view includes part of the garden of Corby Castle across the river. 
No.5 in The Castles, Abbeys, and Priories of the County of Cumberland, 1877. 
printed at top:-  "THE WEST VIEW OF WETHERAL-PRIORY, IN THE COUNTY OF CUMBERLAND."
item:-  JandMN : 178.5
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evidence:-   old painting:- 
source data:-   Painting, watercolour, Corby Castle from Wetheral, Cumberland, by Thomas Bushby, 1914.
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PR1115.jpg
Autumn; view of Corby Castle, standing in parkland, from across a wooded ravine. The foreground is unfinished. 
dated at reverse:-  "1914"
item:-  Tullie House Museum : 1971.87.1
Image © Tullie House Museum

evidence:-   old print:- Rose 1832-35 (vol.1 no.17) 
placename:-  Corby Castle
source data:-   Print, uncoloured engraving, Corby Castle, Cumberland, drawn by Thomas Allom, engraved by W Floyd, published by Fisher, Son and Co, London, 1832-35.
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PR0007.jpg
vol.1 pl.17 in the set of prints, Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland Illustrated. The salmon traps on the River Eden in the foreground. 
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-  "T. Allom. / W. Floyd. / CORBY CASTLE, CUMBERLAND. / SEAT OF HENRY HOWARD, ESQ."
item:-  Dove Cottage : 2008.107.7
Image © see bottom of page

evidence:-   old print:- 
placename:-  Corby Castle
source data:-   Print, uncoloured engraving, Corby Castle, Cumberland, drawn by J P Neale, engraved by W Radclyffe, published by Jones and Co, Temple of the Muses, Finsbury Square, London, 1830.
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PR0368.jpg
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-  "Drawn by J. P. Neale. / Engraved by W. Radclyffe. / CORBY CASTLE, / CUMBERLAND. / Jones &Co. Temple of the Muses, Finsbury Square, London, Feb 20. 1830."
item:-  Dove Cottage : 2008.107.368
Image © see bottom of page

evidence:-   old print:- 
placename:-  Corby Castle
source data:-   Print, Corby Castle from the South, Great Corby, Cumberland, by Matthew Ellis Nutter from a sketch by Mrs Stourton, lithographed by Paul Gauci, London, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, Cumberland, about 1830.
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PR1211.jpg
Summertime; view along the River Eden, looking towards Corby Castle which stands on the top of a wooded hillside. A lone fisherman sits on the left hand bank of the river. Distant hills lie beyond. 
inscribed at bottom left on print:-  "Drawn by M Nutter, from a sketch by the Hon. Mrs Stourton, 1829"
printed at bottom centre:-  "CORBY CASTLE [FROM THE SOUTH.] Dedicated, by Permission, to Mrs Howard, of Corby Castle, by her most obliged and Obedient humble Servant Charles Thurnam"
inscribed at bottom right on print:-  "On Stone by P Gauci"
item:-  Tullie House Museum : 1978.108.71
Image © Tullie House Museum

evidence:-   old print:- Buck 1739/1837 (edn 1877) 
source data:-   Print, uncoloured engraving, The West View of Wetheral Priory, in the County of Cumberland, drawn and engraved by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck, 1739, reprinted by Hudson Scott and Sons, Carlisle, Cumberland, 1877.
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BU0105.jpg
The view includes part of the garden of Corby Castle across the river. 
No.5 in The Castles, Abbeys, and Priories of the County of Cumberland, 1877. 
printed at top:-  "THE WEST VIEW OF WETHERAL-PRIORY, IN THE COUNTY OF CUMBERLAND."
item:-  JandMN : 178.5
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BMN33.jpg  Waterfall, statuary, etc.
(taken 19.8.2006)  
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BQF61.jpg  Waterfall, statuary, etc.
(taken 11.3.2009)  
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BMN34.jpg  The caves below the castle.
(taken 19.8.2006)  


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(taken )  courtesy of George Pek

hearsay:-  
13th-14th century pele; now enclosed in a 17th-19th century house. its present form dates to 1812-17. Once a home of the Howard Family. It is closed to visits.
The gardens are interesting!

Perriam, D R &Robinson, J: 1998: Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria: CWAAS:: ISBN 1 873124 23 6; plans and illustration
Longville, Tim &Corbett, Val (photr): 2007: Gardens of the Lake District: Lincoln, Frances (London)

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