Kiplin Hall and its environs
Kiplin Hall is situated 3 miles from the village of Scorton in the Vale of Mowbray in North Yorkshire, between the renowned Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors. The historic market town of Richmond is 7 miles to the north west, while Northallerton lies 9 miles to the south east. Thirsk, famed as the location for the James Herriot novels, is 17 miles to the south east. The cathedral cities of Ripon and York are 25 and 36 miles to the south west and south east respectively.
Kiplin links in the UK
Highcliffe Castle. Built by Lady Waterford's father, it later became her second home
Lady Waterford Hall. Home of the Lady Waterford Gallery, in the village of Ford in Northumbria, contains a collection of murals and some of Lady Waterford's other paintings.
Watts Gallery. Kiplin is fortunate to have a number of portraits painted by G.F. Watts, a remarkable Victorian artist and a Talbot family friend.
Wilton House. Admiral Carpenter's sister, Gertrude Talbot, married the 13th Earl of Pembroke of Wilton House near Salisbury, Wiltshire, in 1870. Kiplin has three portraits of Gertrude, including one by G.F. Watts.
Yorkshire and Herriot Country
There are many web sites covering tourism and other aspects of life in Yorkshire. They include:
www.yorkshirevisitor.com (Yorkshire Tourist Board)
www.northyorks.gov.uk (North Yorkshire Council)
www.yorkshiredales.org.uk (The Yorkshire Dales)
www.vale-of-york.com (The Vale of York and the Vale of Mowbray)
www.hambleton.gov.uk (Hambleton District, which includes both Thirsk and Northallerton)
www.genuki.org.uk (The genealogy of Catterick)
www.greenhowards.org.uk (The web site of the Green Howards, the regiment of North Yorkshire)
www.fairfaxhouse.co.uk Fairfax Hall, York - a Georgian townhouse
The novels about the life of James Herriot were written by Alf Wight, a veterinary surgeon in Thirsk. They now feature as one of the town's leading tourism themes and are covered by several web sites.
www.herriotdaysout.com (Attractions in and around Thirsk in Hambleton District, with links to individual websites)
Kiplin Hall & North America
Kiplin Hall was the home of George Calvert, 1st Lord Baltimore and the proprietary founder of the state of Maryland. As such, it has many connections with academic bodies in the USA and in Maryland in particular.
www.stmaryscity.org A museum of living history and archaeology at the site of Maryland's first capital
www.mdhs.org Maryland Historical Society
www.maryland.com General information about the state of Maryland
www.somd.com South Maryland online features an article on George Calvert
www.pratt.lib.md.us Fascinating info about the Calvert portraits at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore
www.thearkandthedove.com Descendants of the first settlers who arrived in 2 small boats named the Ark and the Dove
www.heritage.nf.ca. The history of the colony of Avalon at Ferryland, Newfoundland, originally founded by Sir George Calvert
www.mountairymansion.org. The house was built as a hunting lodge by Charles Calvert, the Third Lord Baltimore, when he came from England around 1660
www.arch.umd.edu The Maryland School of Architecture has links with Kiplin Hall and provides students with the opportunity to learn about historic preservation
UK History & Tourism
iKnow-Yorkshire.co.uk online accommodation and hospitality directory
www.information-britain.co.uk provides a wide range of general information on things to do and places to stay in the UK