Catalogue description Records of Kiplin Hall

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Reference: KH
Title: Records of Kiplin Hall



Copy of inventory of 1882; inventory of furniture and effects, 1887; catalogue of the library, 1898; inventory, 1904; copy of inventory, 1908; valuation of contents of Kiplin Hall, property of the late Miss Bridget Talbot, 1972; inventory of pictures, portraits and prints, 1978; draft inventory and valuation, 1989; inventory and valuation, 1992


Scrapbooks and photograph albums:


19 photograph albums, some including sketches, cuttings, signatures of visitors and notes of game bagged, containing photographs of the Talbot family, Bridget Talbot and her siblings, Bridget Talbot on the Italian front, Kiplin Hall and the Yorkshire countryside, family visits to the Hall and elsewhere including Ashridge, Belton, Blickling (Norfolk) and Swakeley, holidays, Reginald Talbot's photographs of Australia and elsewhere 1890-1911, World War I photographs, 1882-1960


4 scrap albums with sketches, watercolours, Christmas and birthday cards, letters, signatures, family tree, newspaper cuttings, papers about the masques held in 1953 and 1963, letters and cuttings concerning the demolition of Kiplin, papers relating to Bridget Talbot's political and social activities, 1882-1963


3 visitors' books with signatures of visitors to the Carpenter and Talbot families at Kiplin, Ashridge and Belton, 1887-1895, 1960-1978

Date: 1882-1992
Held by: Kiplin Hall, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Talbot family of Kiplin, Catterich

Carpenter family, Earls of Tyrconnel, of Kiplin Hall, Yorkshire

Physical description: 26 volumes plus 10 items
Access conditions:


  • Calvert, George, 1579-1632, first Baron Baltimore
  • Talbot, Bridget, 1885-1971
  • Kiplin, Catterick, North Riding of Yorkshire
Administrative / biographical background:

Kiplin Hall was built as a hunting lodge in 1622-1625 by George Calvert, first Baron Baltimore, founder of the colony of Maryland. It passed to his son and on through the connected families of Crowe, Carpenter and Talbot. The Crowe family, during the 18th century, greatly increased the estate and made fashionable additions to the Hall. Christopher Crowe (1716-1776) was a noted farmer who experimented with new methods of agriculture on the estate. Further improvements were made by the Carpenters, who added the current library and improved the gardens. The last owner of the Hall was Bridget Talbot. She was a remarkable woman who received the Italian Medal for Valour for her work with the Red Cross during World War I and who invented a waterproof torch for lifebelts which saved the lives of many seamen. She stood as an independent candidate for Bermondsey in 1950 and in 1968 established the Kiplin Charitable Trust preserve the Hall.


The main series of records of Kiplin Hall are deposited at the North Yorkshire County Record Office [Ref: ZBL].

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