Brampton Townfoot

Has been described as a Possible Bastle

There are masonry footings remains

NameBrampton Townfoot
Alternative NamesOulton House
Historic CountryCumberland
Modern AuthorityCumbria
1974 AuthorityCumbria
Civil ParishBrampton

Site of a stonehouse or bastle.

The 1603 survey states 'The lord hath a faire stonehouse with diverse inclosed grounds...'. Penn considers that Oulton House contains the remains of the stonehouse. Judging by the field pattern on the 1603 and 1770 maps, the new highway from Newcastle to Carlisle (1758) crosses the site. A small building is shown to the south of, and at an angle to the road on the 1772 (town) and 1853 (OS) maps. It was possibly the remains of the stonehouse.

Traces of a 16th century tenement, but not necessarily a stonehouse. (Perriam and Robinson 1998)

Gatehouse Comments

The plan in Perriam and Robinson shows a possible stonehouse behind (to the north of) the houses 60-64 Carlisle Road.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNY525609
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  • Perriam, Denis and Robinson, John, 1998, The Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria (Kendal: CWAAS Extra Series 29) p. 140 (plan)

Primary Sources

  • Graham, T. H. B. (ed.), 1934, The barony of Gilsland. Lord William Howard's survey, taken in 1603 (Feild-Booke yt explaines all the Map Booke for Gilsland taken in 1603) (Kendal: CWAAS Extra Series 16) p. 43