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Ponsonby Old Hall, Ponsonby
Ponsonby Old Hall
Ponsonby Hall
locality:-   Ponsonby
civil parish:-   Ponsonby (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   buildings
coordinates:-   NY05630506
1Km square:-   NY0505
10Km square:-   NY00

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 78 1) 
placename:-  Ponsonby Old Hall
source data:-   Maps, County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

evidence:-   old map:- Donald 1774 (Cmd) 
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, 3x2 sheets, The County of Cumberland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by Thomas Donald, engraved and published by Joseph Hodskinson, 29 Arundel Street, Strand, London, 1774.
"/ Stanley Esqr."
item:-  Carlisle Library : Map 2
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evidence:-   road book:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802) 
placename:-  Ponsonby
source data:-   Road book, itineraries, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, 181 Strand, London, 2nd edn 1802.
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page 319-320  "Between Ravenglass and Egremont, near Calder Bridge, are Ponsonby, George Stanley, Esq. ..."
item:-  JandMN : 228.1
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evidence:-   descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) 
placename:-  Ponsonby Hall
source data:-   Guide book, A Concise Description of the English Lakes, the mountains in their vicinity, and the roads by which they may be visited, with remarks on the mineralogy and geology of the district, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823; published 1823-49, latterly as the Descriptive Guide to the English Lakes.
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Page 132:-  "... Calder Bridge, ... Ponsonby Hall, the residence of E. Stanley, Esq. is at a short distance from the bridge."

evidence:-   descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843) 
placename:-  Ponsonby Hall
source data:-   Guide book, A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by Rev William Ford, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, by W Edwards, 12 Ave Maria Lane, Charles Tilt, Fleet Street, William Smith, 113 Fleet Street, London, by Currie and Bowman, Newcastle, by Bancks and Co, Manchester, by Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, and by Sinclair, Dumfries, 1839.
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Page 74:-  "..."
"A short distance west from the inns [Calder Bridge], is Ponsonby"
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Page 75:-  "Hall, standing in a noble park on the opposite side of the road, built about 1786, and remarkable for the elegance and convenience of its apartments. The gardens and walks on the woody banks of the Calder are beautiful; and the view by sea and land is extensive. Among many curious pieces of antiquity brought from Dalegarth Hall, in Eskdale, is a carved bedstead made about 1345, having the arms of the Austhwaite family quartered with the Stanleys."

evidence:-   old map:- Ford 1839 map
placename:-  Ponsonby Hall
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Map of the Lake District of Cumberland, Westmoreland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, and by R Groombridge, 5 Paternoster Row, London, 3rd edn 1843.
"Ponsonby Hall"
Building and park. 
item:-  JandMN : 100.1
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evidence:-   old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H
placename:-  Ponsonby Hall
source data:-   Map of the English Lakes, in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
"Ponsonby Hall"
block, building 
item:-  JandMN : 82.1
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built as Ponsonby Hall to replace an earlier hall, by Mr Stanley, 1786.

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