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Encyclopedia > Brampton, Cumberland
Brampton
Statistics
Population: 4,001
Ordnance Survey
OS grid reference: NY530609
Administration
District: City of Carlisle
Shire county: Cumbria
Region: North West England
Constituent country: England
Sovereign state: United Kingdom
Other
Ceremonial county: Cumbria
Historic county: Cumberland
Services
Police force: Cumbria Constabulary
Ambulance service: North West
Post office and telephone
Post town: BRAMPTON
Postal district: CA8
Dialling code: 016977
Politics
UK Parliament: Penrith and The Border
European Parliament: North West England
England

Brampton is a small market town in Cumbria, England founded in the 7th Century about 14 km east of Carlisle and 2 Roman miles south of Hadrian's Wall. It is situated next to the A69 road. Brampton railway station, about a mile outside the town itself, is located on the Tyne Valley Line. Image File history File links Dot4gb. ... Image File history File links Gb4dot. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... The City of Carlisle is a local government district with city status in Cumbria, in North West England. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Cumbria is a county in the North West region of England. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... North West England is one of the regions of England. ... Constituent country is an official term used to describe three of the four principal component parts of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK): England; Scotland; Wales. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Cumbria is a county in the North West region of England. ... The historic counties of England are ancient subdivisions of England into around forty areas, which were used for both administrative and general geographical demarcation for several hundreds of years. ... Cumberland is one of the 39 traditional counties of England. ... There are a number of policing agencies in the United Kingdom. ... Cumbria Constabulary is the Home Office police force in England covering the county of Cumbria. ... This is a list of ambulance services in the United Kingdom: Ambulance services in England: Category: ... The North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust was formed on 1 July 2006 as part of Health Minister Lord Warners plans to reduce the number of NHS ambulance service trusts operating in the United Kingdom to 12. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... To see the list in alphabetical order see the categories UK Parliamentary constituencies and UK Parliamentary constituencies (historic). ... Penrith and The Border is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The European Parliament building in Strasbourg The inside of the building The European Parliament (formerly European Parliamentary Assembly) is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. ... North West England is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Cumbria is a county in the North West region of England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... Carlisle is a city in the extreme northwest of England, some 16 km from the border with Scotland. ... A mile is any of several units of distance, or, in physics terminology, of length. ... Pieces of Hadrians Wall remain near Greenhead and along the route, though large sections have been dismantled over the years to use the stones for various nearby construction projects. ... The A69 is a major road in England running east-west across the Pennines, through the counties of Northumberland and Cumbria. ... Brampton railway station is a railway station on the Newcastle-Carlisle Tyne Valley Line in northern England, serving the town of Brampton. ... The Tyne Valley Line, also known as the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway (N&CR), is a railway line in northern England. ...


St Martin's Church is famous as 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, and executed in the William Morris studio. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was a group of English painters, poets and critics, founded in 1848 by John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt. ... Philip Speakman Webb born 12 January 1831 died 17 April 1915 was an architect who designed The Red House at Bexleyheath in 1859 and also the house Standen with William Morris. ... Love Among the Ruins, by Edward Burne-Jones. ... William Morris, socialist and innovator in the Arts and Crafts movement William Morris, publisher Davids Charge to Solomon (1882), a stained-glass window by Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris in Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts. ...


History

During the 1745 Jacobite Rising, Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed in the town for one night, marked by a plaque on the wall of the building (a shoe shop) currently occupying the location. The Capon Tree Monument outside the town centre was the scene of the 1746 hanging of six of Bonnie Prince Charlie's supporters. // Events May 11 - War of Austrian Succession: Battle of Fontenoy - At Fontenoy, French forces defeat an Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian army including the Black Watch June 4 – Frederick the Great destroys Austrian army at Hohenfriedberg August 19 - Beginning of the 45 Jacobite Rising at Glenfinnan September 12 - Francis I is elected... Each Jacobite Rising formed part of a series of military campaigns by Jacobites attempting to restore the Stuart kings to the thrones of England and Scotland (and after 1707, Great Britain) after James VII of Scotland and II of England was deposed in 1688 and the thrones claimed by his... For the U.S. politician, see Charles E. Stuart Bonnie Prince Charlie Charles Edward Louis Philip Casimir Stuart (December 31, 1720 – January 31, 1788), was the exiled claimant to the thrones of Ireland, commonly known as Bonnie Prince Charlie. Charles was the son of James Francis Edward Stuart, the Old... // Events Catharine de Ricci (born 1522) canonized. ... For the U.S. politician, see Charles E. Stuart Bonnie Prince Charlie Charles Edward Louis Philip Casimir Stuart (December 31, 1720 – January 31, 1788), was the exiled claimant to the thrones of Ireland, commonly known as Bonnie Prince Charlie. Charles was the son of James Francis Edward Stuart, the Old...


In 1817 the Earl of Carlisle, built the octagonal Moot Hall, which is in the centre of Brampton and houses the Tourist Information Centre. It replaced a 1648 building which was once used by Oliver Cromwell to house prisoners. 1817 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The title of Earl of Carlisle has been created several times in the Peerage of England. ... // Events January 17 - Englands Long Parliament passes the Vote of No Address, breaking off negotiations with King Charles I and thereby setting the scene for the second phase of the English Civil War. ... Unfinished portrait miniature of Oliver Cromwell by Samuel Cooper, 1657. ...


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


One part of Brampton is known as Jerusalem primarily due to the flat roofs which surround the area. It is home to a playing field, a basketball court and many William Howard students during lunch breaks. Jerusalem (Hebrew: , Yerushaláyim or Yerushalaim; Arabic: , al-Quds; official Arabic in Israel: أورشليم القدس, Urshalim-Al-Quds) is the capital of Israel. ...


Education

The town plays host to an annual festival of folk and ethnic music, Brampton Live, at its Secondary School, William Howard, every July.


The town's junior school is also well known for its annual Shakespearean production held at William Howard Brampton Junior School, also every July.


 
 

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