The house, then named Carlton Hall, as it appeared in the mid-19th century. From a circa 1840 lithograph.
The west facade
The grand staircase
The Venetian Drawing Room
Earlier Houses: There has been a house on, or near, the site of the current house since at least the 14th century.
Collections: Two pair of early George III mahogany library open armchairs were sold at Christie's on December 5, 1991. Some contents, including parts of the contents of Heaton, Broughton and Glossop, were sold by Sotheby's on November 4, 2009 for a total of £1.9 million.
Comments: Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, writing in his book "Great Houses of England and Wales," says of the entrance façade of Carlton: "Surely the most spectacular of its kind in England and Wales."
Garden & Outbuildings: The house sits in a 250-acre park.
Architect: Augustus Welby Northmore PuginDate: 1873–75
Architect: Thomas AtkinsonDate: Circa 1774-77
Country Life: Mark Girouard in CXLI, 176, 230 plan, 280, 1967.
Title: Sotheby's Auction Catalog: Carlton Towers, Nov 4, 2009
Year Published: 2009
Reference: pg. 10
Publisher: London: Sotheby's
Book Type: Softback
Title: Disintegration of a Heritage: Country Houses and their Collections, 1979-1992, The
Author: Sayer, Michael
Year Published: 1993
Publisher: Norfolk: Michael Russell (Publishing)
Book Type: Hardback
Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - HARDBACK
Author: Colvin, Howard
Year Published: 2008
Reference: pg. 79
Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Not Listed
Current Seat / Home of: Edward Fitzalan-Howard, 18th Duke of Norfolk and 13th Baron Beaumont
Past Seat / Home of: Nicholas Stapleton, until 1343; Sir Bryan Stapleton, 1343-94; Thomas Stapleton, 18th century; Sir Miles Stapleton, 1st Bt., 17th century; Thomas Stapleton, until 1839; Miles Stapleton, 8th Baron Beaumont, 1839-54; Henry Stapleton, 9th Baron Beaumont, 1854-92; Bernard Edward Fitzalan-Howard, 3rd Baron Howard of Glossop, 1914-72; Miles Francis Stapleton Fitzalan-Howard, 17th Duke of Norfolk, 1975-2002.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Wedding & Event Venue
Ownership Details: Today a venue for corporate and social entertaining.