The Old Manorial Halls of Westmorland & Cumberland

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Page 140 - Argent, two bars Gules, on a canton of the second a lion passant guardant Or : LANCASTER. 4. Gules, fretty Argent ; HUDDLESTON. 5. Argent, a bend between two mullets Sable : MILLUM. 6. Argent, a cheveron between three bulls' heads caboshed Sable : BOYVELL.
Page 162 - Wharton, the scorn and wonder of our days, Whose ruling passion was the lust of praise: Born with whate'er could win it from the wise, Women and fools must like him or he dies; Though wondering senates hung on all he spoke, The club must hail him master of the joke.
Page 308 - Nottingham ; to be held of the King in capite, by the service of the tenth part of a knight's fee ;• and...
Page 276 - The venerable Bede wrote in the 8th century, in the year 731, and he mentions that a monastery existed here in his time. If so, it was probably built of wood and shingles, for the Saxons at that time were not masons. In a later century, this monastery may have been repaired and rebuilt with stone ; and it is possible, that the inequalities of the surface of the field, behind the present church, cover the site of that establishment. There are, however, no records of any monastery existing here, after...
Page 313 - Hall is this legend with a crest in the centre : — 1612. Christopher Crakeplace built the Same When he was servant to Baron Altham.
Page 255 - The tower which caps the eastern angle, measures inside 16 feet by 15 feet, with its doorway and loop, both on the north side, opening into the ward. The chamber in the opposite tower is 19 feet by 13 feet, with its loophole opposite to the doorway, and presenting to the exterior of the castle. The upper stories show nothing but ruined walls, but they seem to have had some round-headed window openings.
Page 256 - ... of the tower presenting to the court ; and the principal one with a good pointed arch, leading from a straight passage through the thickness of the outer wall, which is here 8 feet 3 inches thick. The inlet and outlet to this passage, are by two pointed-arched, and chamfered doorways, one directed to an inner apartment, the other having been in use as a postern to the moat and outer buildings. This side of the quadrangle has contained the range of the principal apartments of the castle, the hall...
Page 35 - Westmoreland, and lady of the honour of Skipton, in Craven, in the year of our Lord God 1659; so as she came to lie in it herself for a little while, in September, 1661, after it C 2 had had lain ruinous, without timber or any covering, ever since the year 1521, when it was burnt by a casual fire. Isa. chap. Ivlii. ver. 13.
Page 14 - In viewing one of these moated mounds we. have only to imagine a central timber house on the top of the mound, built of half trunks of trees set upright between two waling pieces at the top and bottom, like the old church at Greensted, with a close paling around it along the edge of the...
Page 14 - ... or of timber, within the enclosures, and we shall have a very fair idea of a fortified dwelling of a Thane or Franklin in England, or of the corresponding classes in Normandy from the eighth or ninth centuries down to the date of the Norman Conquest.

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