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The Crofton Hall Estate - A Little History


From the time of King John (1166 — 1216) there has been an estate at Crofton. In its heyday the estate featured Crofton Hall itself with adjacent stable block, walled garden, formal gardens and subterranean icehouse, Coachman’s house, stone entrance archway with gatehouses, deer park and lake; not to mention several estate farms and other houses.



Image of Crofton Hall Image of Crofton Hall Driveway Image of Crofton Hall Entrance Hall

Though Crofton Hall itself fell into disuse around the turn of the 19th century, the rest of the estate still bears testimony to the history that unfolded there.



Crofton Lake

Image of Crofton Lake Adjacent to the site is Crofton Lake, originally part of the grounds of the Crofton Estate, now owned by Carlisle and District Coarse Angling Club (CADCAC). Why not try fishing in these pleasant and quiet surroundings?

The lake is available to non-members by prior arrangement with us. As part of a special dispensation we have arranged for visitors to the site, you can enjoy a week of fishing on the lake for just £25.00, plus a £5.00 refundable ticket deposit. More details available by contacting us. We can arrange to get you a pass, provide you a copy of the lake rules, and arrange for payment for the fishing.

The fishing is from wooden platforms only, most of which have been renewed over the last couple of years. Some of these platforms are double sized - ideal if fishing with a partner or a child. As well as this, six of the platforms next to the car park are wheelchair accessible with a hard path leading to them.

...if you don't fish

For those who enjoy walking and wildlife, the lake and surrounding area is home to a host of wildlife: Roe Deer, Badgers, Foxes, Birds of all varieties, as well as numerous Birds of Prey...just of few of the species that can be seen there in the peaceful and relaxing surroundings.
Those walking around the lake are asked to keep dogs on a lead and be mindful of those who are fishing the lake.