Brampton is a small Market Town 9
miles east of Carlisle, 48 miles west
of Newcastle, one and a half miles
south of Hadrian's Wall.
This is a bustling Town with local
shops, popular butchers, 1 Hotel, 2 Bars,
and a Farmers Market normally held on
Attractions in the area include a
large Priory, Hadrian's Wall,
Talkin Tarn, Aviation Museum, Farm Park, 4
Golf Clubs and more.
Area Attractions Click on
The image top is looking up Front Street
towards the Market Square. The Howard Arms Hotel is
on the right.
The second image is of Brampton Market Place
/ Square with the Nags Head bar with beer
garden on the right.
The octagonal Moot Hall, built in 1817, now
serves as a Visitor Information Centre. This is
where the Farmers Market is held, normally on
The road up to the right leads to Talkin
Tarn and Brampton Golf Club.
St Martins Church is
at the south side of Brampton Centre. View the
website for interesting history.
Main Street runs next to Front Street with
the Scotch Arms
At the top of Main Street is the Brampton
Methodist Church. The road up past the Church
leads to Lanercost Priory, Banks Turret with a
short section of Hadrian's Wall, Birdoswald
Roman Fort with a good section of Hadrian's
Wall, and to the main road between Carlisle and
The Street that connects Main Street and
Front Street is High Cross Street, where you
can find the House the Scots Jacobite Prince
Charlie stayed while invading England in
400s - the Roman's departed England with
much of Hadrian's Wall along the Border with
Scotland taken for buildings in Towns and
600s - Brampton was founded as an Anglian
settlement, about one and a half miles south of
1100s - Brampton Old
Church is built 1 mile west of present day
The Old Church is built on the site of a
Roman Fort with much of the stonework being
from Hadrian's Wall.
1200s - Brampton and other Border Towns
begin being attacked by Border Reivers (Border
Raiders) raiding Towns and Farms for livestock
The Reivers were from both sides of the
border, although more on the Scots side,
murdering anyone that got in their way.
1252 - Brampton became a Market Town after
being granted a Market Charter by King Henry
1600s - the death of Queen Elizabeth I
without leaving an Heir, led to King James 1st
of Scotland becoming King of England as well,
with him putting an end to the Border
1745 November - During the last Jacobite
rising, Charles Edward Stuart stayed in
Brampton for one night.
The place he stayed is marked by a Plaque on
a Shop wall on High Cross Street, by the Market
Charles Edward Stuart took control of
Carlisle at that time, but only for a short
period, as he withdrew his Army back to
Scotland in January 1746.
1746 April - Battle of Cullodon by Inverness
in Scotland sees the Jacobite forces defeated
by British Government Forces, the last major
battle in the UK.
1746 October - six Jacobite's were hanged
from the Capon Tree to the south of Brampton
There is a monument where the original Tree
once stood, and a new Oak Tree has been planted
on the spot to celebrate peace between Scotland
1789 - the first St Martin's Church was
built in Brampton.
1817 - the Earl of Carlisle funded the
building of the octagonal Moot Hall.
The octagonal building replaced a building
from 1648 that had been used by Oliver Cromwell
to house prisoners.
1837 - the Carlisle to Newcastle Railway
opened with the Brampton Station about 1.5
miles south of the Town.
1878 - the present St Martin's Church was
built to replace an earlier Church on the
1952 - the first Brampton to Carlisle 10
mile road race took place. Famous winners
include Steve Cram and Ron Hill.