BRAMPTON

Distance: 3.3 mi
Drive time: 7 minutes

Brampton is a picturesque market town very close to Garthside, providing a supermarket, fresh produce, laundry and various pubs and restaurants.

St Martin's Church is famously the only church designed by the Pre-Raphaelite architect Philip Webb, and contains one of the most exquisite sets of stained glass windows designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones. 

The town was founded in the 7th century as an Anglian settlement.

The name 'Brampton' derives from the Old English 'Brōm-tūn', meaning "town or settlement where broom grew".

The town is overlooked by the large medieval motte known as The Mote, on which a statue of George Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle stands.

Brampton became a market town in 1252 when it was granted a Market Charter by King Henry III.

Charles Edward Stuart ('Bonnie Prince Charlie') stayed in the town during the Jacobite rising of 1745. There is a plaque on the wall of the building where he received the Mayor of Carlisle who had been summoned to Brampton to surrender the city to the Young Pretender.

The Capon Tree Monument, to the south of the town centre, commemorates the 1746 hanging of six Jacobites from the branches of the Capon Tree.

In 1817 the Earl of Carlisle built the octagonal Moot Hall, which is in the centre of the town and now houses the Tourist Information Centre.  The old town iron stocks can be seen affixed to the pavement to the right of the building's door.

Much of Brampton consists of historic buildings built of the local red sandstone.