600s - Brampton was founded as an Anglian
settlement, situated about one and a half
miles south of Hadrian's Wall.
1100s - Brampton Old
Church is built 1 mile west of present
day Brampton centre.
The Old Church is built on the site of a
Roman Fort with much of the stonework being
from Hadrian's Wall and buildings.
1200s - Brampton and other border towns
begin being attacked by Border Reivers
(Border Raiders) raiding the towns and farms
for livestock & valuables.
The Reivers were from both sides of the
border, although more on the Scots side, and
murdered anyone that got in their way.
1252 - Brampton became a market town after
being granted a Market Charter by King Henry
1600s - King James 1st of Scotland and 6th
of England puts an end to the Border
1745 November - During the Jacobite
rising, Charles Edward Stuart stayed in
Brampton for one night.
The place he stayed at is marked by a
plaque on a shop wall on High Cross
Charles Edward Stuart took control of
Carlisle at that time, but only for a short
period, as he withdrew his army back to
Scotland in January 1746.
1746 April - Battle of Cullodon by
Inverness in Scotland sees the Jacobite
forces defeated by British Government Forces,
the last battle in the UK.
1746 October - six Jacobites were hanged
from the Capon Tree to the south of Brampton
There is a monument where the original
tree once stood, and a new oak tree has been
planted on the spot to celebrate peace
between Scotland and England.
1789 - the first St Martin's Church was
built in Brampton.
1817 - the Earl of Carlisle funded the
building of the octagonal Moot Hall.
The octagonal building replaced a building
from 1648 that had been used by Oliver
Cromwell to house prisoners.
1837 - the Carlisle to Newcastle railway
opened with the Brampton station situated
about 1.5 miles south of the town.
1878 - the present St Martin's Church was
built to replace an earlier church on the
1952 - the first Brampton to Carlisle 10
mile road race took place. Famous winners
include Steve Cram and Ron Hill.