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Carlton Towers (Carlton Hall)

  • 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 Pugin

    Date: 1873–75
    Designed: Rebuilt House for 9th Baron Beaumont

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    Architect: Thomas Atkinson

    Date: Circa 1774-77
    Designed: East Wing (containing Stables and Chapel) for Thomas Stapleton

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    Architect: Thomas Atkinson

    Date: Circa 1778
    Designed: Home Farm for Thomas Stapleton

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  • Country Life: Mark Girouard in CXLI, 176, 230 plan, 280, 1967.

  • Title: Sotheby's Auction Catalog: Carlton Towers, Nov 4, 2009
    Author: NA
    Year Published: 2009
    Reference: pg. 10
    Publisher: London: Sotheby's
    ISBN: NA
    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)
    ISBN: 0859551970
    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
    ISBN: 9780300125085
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "A Handful of Dust" (1987 - as Hetton Abbey; the 17th Duke of Norfolk had a bit part as a gardener helping with the bonfire). "The Darling Buds of May" (1991-93 - TV series). "Micawber" (2001 - TV series). "Like Minds" (2006). "The Guest Wing" (2012 - TV). "Victoria" (2016 - TV series, as Windsor Castle).
  • 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.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01405-861-662

    Fax: 01405-861-917

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.carltontowers.co.uk/

    Historic Houses Member: No