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  1. 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. £30.00

  2. 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. £8.00

  3. 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

  4. 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. £12.00
    The New Brewery was established in 1774, in Shaddongate. Brewing stopped there in 1917 and the buildings were demolished in 1973.


  5. 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. £30.00
    The property was held under the Manor, the Lord of which was the Duke of Devonshire.


  6. 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. £18.00

  7. 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

  8. Inglewood Forest INCLOSURE Honor of Penrith and Forest of Inglewood. Notice is Hereby Given, That John Sadler, John Marshall, and John Fryer, the Commissioners appointed.... by an Act of Parliament.... entitled 'An Act for dividing and inclosing the Commons and Waste Lands, within the several Parishes of Penrith, Edenhall, Salkeld.... intend to meet at the George Inn, Penrith.... Poster, size 12" x 8", inviting those interested to attend the meeting. Small edge tears. Shaw, Printer, Penrith, 1819. £20.00

  9. Keswick area RENTAL BOOK of the Trustees of D. Carrick Esq. Notebook size 6" x 4", red morocco boards, spine worn at top. 232 pages in a neat hand, with names of rent payers on right (some months there are about 20 names), and amount, and on left disbursements, which include taxes, money for repairs, 'cash for ale at Mrs Tweddles for Workmen at Kingmoor', 'Richd. Cowin for Thatching at Rockcliff', 'Wm. Sowerby for a Pump Tree for Hill House', 'Mary Hudart her Annuity'. 1832-1863. £55.00
    Among the payers of rent are 'The Botchergate Foundry'. As well as Kingmoor and Rockcliff mentions Warehouses in Abbey St., Milthorp, Braithwaite. A note on the endpaper of 1854 reads 'Angus Beles was sold to Isaac Brown for £3000. Better Farm than Hill House. R.A.'


  10. 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.


  11. Kirklinton, near Brampton HOLE SHIELDS belonging Mr Thos. Blaylock. Surveyed Decr. 1814 by Wm. Graham. Manuscript plan in ink and colours on thick paper backed with linen, rolled. Scale 2 chains to 1 inch, scale bar and compass rose. Size 49" x 29". Fanciful, rather amateurish watercolour of Justice carrying scales and sword top left. Covers an estate stretching in the north from the road to Brampton and Langholm over Howford Bridge in the north, to the intersection of the road to Kirklinton Church and the road from Carlisle in the south. Shows building at the centre, John Hope's cottages in south, meadows, woodland and plantations, with acreages, wells, watering trough, boundary stones, Hethersgill and Quarters Quarry Ground, Hether Rivulet, rocks at quarry, footpath, etc. Adjoining owners named. Reference Table listing 23 Closes etc., and on left a 'Description of Situation &c', giving details about Tithes, boundary hedges, rights to quarrying, details of the Moss belonging to the estate etc. Some cracking in paper at top and bottom, not affecting linen, including a tear in paper approx. 1ft. long from top edge, not affecting linen. c1814. £220.00
    On the 1864 6" Ordnance Survey map Hole Shields is shown as a large house just north of the Hether Burn, near Quarrybrow.


  12. 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

    CUMBERLAND Manuscripts, Maps, Engravings, Ephemera, etc.
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  13. 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.


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