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  1. Brampton TO BE SOLD by Public Auction At the House of Mr. Thomas Bell, The Howard's Arms Inn, in Brampton.... 25th of May, 1802.... All those valuable Tithe-Free Estates called by the respective Names of Kiln-Hill, Harrows, and the Close.... consisting of three Dwelling Houses.... 105 Acres.... a right upon a valuable and extensive adjoining Common...... Handbill, size 12" x 7", traces of folds. Carlisle: Printed at B. Scott's Office, 1802. £42.00

  2. Brisco PARTICULARS, PLAN & CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Estate known as Brisco Hill, comprising Mansion House, Garden & Pleasure Grounds.... to be Sold by Public Auction.... 28th September 1887.... 3pp., folio, folded, large attractive hand-coloured folding plan. 1887. £28.00

  3. Buck (S. & N) THE WEST VIEW OF WETHERALL-PRIORY, IN THE COUNTY OF CUMBERLAND. Copper plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 14", plus wide margins. Coat of arms below view, view of park and ornate fountains in middle distance. A good impression. Samuel & Nathaniel Buck, 1739. £40.00

  4. Carlisle CATALOGUE of the Annual Great Special Prize Show & Sale of 200 Two Year Old Cart, Saddle and Harness Geldings and Fillies, Horses, Cobs, Ponies... 22nd Sept. 1909. 16pp., 8vo., printed wraps. Vertical crease. 1909. £10.00

  5. Carlisle PARTICULARS, PLANS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of valuable freehold estate called 'Knight's Lodge', situate at Ivegill.... Closes of Land at Greystone.... and excellent dwelling house no. 42 Aglionby St., Carlisle..... to be Sold by Auction.... 23rd September, 1902. 3pp., folio, folds, docket title, 2 large folding plans. 1902. £28.00

  6. Carlisle PETITION to the Mayor and Corporation signed by 9 inhabitants of Carlisle soliciting the use of the Town Hall for 10 Sabbath Days for Divine Service conducted by Rev. John Girdwood of Horton College 'which is connected with the particular Baptist Denomination'. 1p., 4to, dated May 20th 1837. On conjoint leaf is another petition for continuing over 12 Sabbath days, ending 22nd October 1837, services by a different preacher. With names of 29 people... together with... A Few Statements in Relation to my design in Preaching at Carlisle. Note of 23 lines on small 8vo sheet. Note on verso 'If the Lord will I shall Preach next Thursday Evening on the Sands at half past 7 o'clock.' 2 items. 1837. £35.00

  7. Carlisle THE NEW BREWERY COMPANY, CARLISLE Memorandum of Association. 1879. 31pp., cloth spine... together with... Memorandum of Deposit of Debenture Stock, to The London City & Midland Bank, 1900. 3p., folio, folded... with small group of letters relating to shares, and 38 typed letters on headed paper of the Brewery, mostly very short, circa 1905... Printed Report and Accounts for 1900, 1901, 1903, 1905, and a manuscript balance sheet 1907. 1900-1905. £25.00
    The New Brewery was established in 1774, in Shaddongate. Brewing stopped there in 1917 and the buildings were demolished in 1973.


  8. Carlisle, Wigton, Caldbeck PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Several Estates Situate at Black Hall & White Quay, in the Parish of St. Cuthbert, Carlisle, Buckaban in the Parish of Caldbeck; Barney House in the Parish of Wigton; Gillbrow in the Parish of Lorton.... containing altogether 463 Acres.... all of which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... 30th day of October, 1868. 6pp folio, plus leaf with docket title, folded. 7 lithographed plans, hand coloured in outline, five of which are folding, by John Pears, Land Surveyor, Penwith. One folding plan clipped down right edge with loss of some of lithographed surface. Folded with docket title. 1868. £45.00

  9. Castle Sowerby A PARTICULAR of a Copyhold Estate Situate at Hewerhill in the Parish of Castle Sowerby... To be Sold... at the House of Mrs Marr, The George Inn, at Heskett New Market.... 2nd day of September 1808. 2pp., sm. folio, plus docket title. Attractively printed. 1808. £45.00
    The property was held under the Manor, the Lord of which was the Duke of Devonshire.


  10. Castle Sowerby, Dean, etc. PARTICULARS of Three... Freehold Estates, Most desirably situate in the vicinity of the beautiful scenery of the Cumberland Lake District... Deanscales.... Newlands... Penruddock... 6pp., folio, printed wraps, two large folding plans, lacks the plan of the Deanscales estate. Some edge tears. 1872. £20.00

  11. Coldale Hall Estate PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS SALE of a Valuable Freehold Estate situate at Newtown, and in the Willow Holme, Carlisle, in the Parish of St. Mary, Carlisle.... which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... 14th day of February, 1860.... 9pp., folio, with folding hand-coloured plan. Outer sheet leaf with docket title dusty, with tear at fold. Docket title stained at edge. 1860. £30.00

  12. Dalston HANDBILL advertising Fifty Acres of Oats, 3 Acres of Peas, now Growing on the Farm of the late Joseph Richardson, Esq., To be Sold by Auction at Bromfield, 17th August, 1827. Size 6" x 7", attractively printed in large typefaces. Jolie, Printers, Carlisle. 1827. £28.00

  13. Dalston TO BE SOLD by Public Auction at the House of Richard Martin, Innkeeper... Several Closes of Land Called... Sorrow Pow, Low Close, High Close and The Orchard situate at Nook Lane... Poster size 13" x 8". 1835. £20.00

  14. Distington, Workington A SURVEY OF THREE FIELDS IN THE PARISH OF DISTINGTON belonging to Benn Gilliat, called Haverigg, Benn Close & Tom Close, done by B.G. in the Year 1779. Manuscript plan in ink and colour, size 11" x 13". Large oval cartouche, pair of dividers with scale bar, placed horizontally, and small table of acreage, across the middle of the plan, with one large field above and two smaller ones below. Decorative coloured compass rose in each field. Roads shown, a few trees, and small drawing of a house, with lake behind, and carriage passing in front, bottom left. Paper uniformly browned, colours muddy and faded, presumably due to acid in paper which was placed behind it (not pasted on) when once framed. The browning has made a few words difficult to read. The is a note in the dividers 'All the Hedges that is black (& not coloured), belongs to the Premises.' 1779. £170.00
    An interestingly composed plan.


  15. Drigg GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. 99 N.E. Fully hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 13" x 15", plus wide margins, key in margin. About two-thirds is sea. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1905. £18.00
    Almost two-thirds of the map is sea area.


  16. Great Croglin A BILL for Inclosing Lands in Great Croglin, in the County of Cumberland. 33pp., sm. folio, disbound, separately paginated. Docket title, traces of folds. A few leaves with some slight discoloration in right margin. With amendments and corrections in ink in a neat contemporary hand throughout. 1808. £20.00
    Refers to rights to Mines of Coal, Lead, Tin, Copper, Minerals, Stones, Fossils, etc. The Lord of the Manor who was entitled to Mines and Minerals was the Earl of Egremont. Presumably the Bill was amended prior to becoming an Act.


  17. Hesket PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of valuable estates in the Parish of Hesket.... 291 acres of thereabouts, which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... 10th May, 1870. 5pp., folio. Includes schedules. 3 hand-coloured folding plans. Outer page with docket title dusty. 1870. £32.00
    Includes the estate of Stonefolds.


  18. Kendal, Keswick ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 102. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Folding into sm. 8vo cloth wraps, edges of sections slightly browned, 6" split in linen at one fold. Electrotype 1878. £22.00

  19. Keswick MAYSON'S ORDNANCE MODEL OF THE LAKE DISTRICT Exhibited Daily During the Year at the Lake District Repository, Lake Road, Keswick... Open At Eight and Lighted During the Summer Months. Admission One Shilling Each. Poster, advertising the exhibition, size 16" x 11", finely printed in gold, red, black and green on a buff ground. Decoration of fern leaves, lithographed view of the building showing the sign for the exhibition on the side, size of view approx. 3" x 4". With a description of the model, scale and dimensions, and its educational benefits. Some slight spotting in right hand margin. McFarlane & Erskine Lithogrs. Edinburgh. c1880. £120.00
    Henry Mason had a photography business in Keswick, and at the premises he exhibited the model which he had constructed based on the Ordnance Survey, at a scale of 6" to one mile. The 'English Lakes Visitor and Keswick Guardian' of April 1878 urges visitors to see Mayson's Ordnance Model.


  20. Kirklinton VALUABLE ESTATES for Sale. To be Peremptorily Sold, by Public Auction, at the Scotch Arms Inn, Rickergate, Carlisle.... All that Freehold and Tithe-Free Estate known by the name of Field Foot.... also a Freehold Estate called Close House.... Handbill, size 12" x 7", traces of folds, some contemporary notes in a very small hand. P. Scott, Printer, Carlisle, 1824. £24.00
    With descriptions of properties.


  21. Longwathby TO BE SOLD by Public Auction At the House of Wm. Western, Butcher in Longwathby by Virtue of Her Majesty's Writ of Fieri Facias... all his Stock, Crop, and household Furniture Consisting of 1 Milch Cow, 3 Fat Sheep, 2 Pigs... Fenders, Fire Irons, Pans... Poster, size 11" x 9", printed with large type-face. H. Brown, Printer, Penrith. 1858. £28.00

  22. Mason (W), Ambleside, Publisher FRITH'S SERIES ALBUM OF 45 VIEWS representing The Lake Country. 19 full page sepia photographic views, and 26 half page ones, on glossy paper, oblong large 8vo, gilt boards, front board rubbed. c1910. £18.00

    CUMBERLAND Manuscripts, Maps, Engravings, Ephemera, etc.
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  23. Penrith MARY BELL'S ASIGNMENT Whereas Mary Bell, of Penrith, Milliner & Straw Bonnet Maker, hath by an indenture... assigned all her Personal Estate to the said John Pattinson and Joseph Birkett... In Trust for the benefit of... her Creditors... Poster, size 11" x 9", heading in large letters., informing creditors of the indenture held at Brunskill's, Solicitors. B.T. Sweeten, Printer, Penrith. 1859. £24.00

  24. Penrith PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Premises at Netherend, which will be sold by Auction.... the 7th day of June, 1855.... 2pp., folio, plus docket title. 1855. £15.00

  25. Solway Moss, Longtown GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. 107 N.E. (New Series Sheet 11). Fully hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 13" x 19", plus margins, linen-backed, key in margin. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1890. £10.00
    Shows only a small portion in bottom right corner, as the area beyond the Scottish border is blank.


  26. Stanwix TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION all that ancient Tenement or Farm, called Linstock Castle, comprising a dwelling house and farm buildings and 97 acres... together with a fishery in the River Eden... Also all that tenement or farm called Castle Shields... 1p., folio, 2 folding plans, hand-coloured in outline, docket title. Edge of one map ragged, and edge of leaf with docket title worn. 1868. £26.00
    With schedule of closes of land.


  27. Westward, near Wigton HAZELSPRING FARM The Property of The Right Honble. Lord Leconfield. 1864. Traced from unfinished Ordnance Plans of the Parish Westward. Lightly coloured manuscript plan in brownish tracing paper mounted on paper then on linen, size 28" x 30", folding into 8vo marbled wraps. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Shows buildings at Wallace Lane, Hazelspring, Hilltop, Studholme Rigg Wood, fields with acreage etc., river, streams, roads... together with... HILL TOP FARM The Property of the Right Honble Lord Leconfield. 1864. Similar plan, size 33 " x 55", folding into 8vo marbled wraps. The two plans fit together, with some overlap. The area of Hazelspring Farm is coloured pink and Hill Top Farm green. Neat manuscript labels on wraps. 2 items. Signed W.L.M. 12th March 1864. £50.00

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