Wallington is an elegant 17th century mansion, built by Sir William Blackett around the core of an earlier medieval house and pele tower. Blackett was a wealthy shipping magnate and mine owner from Newcastle, and he intended Wallington to be a country retreat, a place to hold occasional shooting parties, but it evolved into much more than that.
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"Kendall is a town built all of stone, one very broad streete in which is the Market Crosse, its a good tradeing town mostly famed for its cottons; the Kendall Cotton is used for blankets and the Scotts use them for their plodds and there is much made here and also linsiwoolseys and a great deale of leather tann'd here and all sorts of commodityes twice a week is the market furnished with all sorts of things."
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A Grade-I listed 14th century pele tower stands at the core of this impressive stately home, which was extended in the 15th century with the addition of a hall wing. The house was further extended in the 16th and 17th centuries and now consists of the three-storey tower with a two-storey hall wing at an angle. To the east the remains of a medieval moat are still visible. ... more