Volume: Carlisle Castle, Cumbria

Mar 1740 - Feb 2006
Carlisle Castle, Carlisle, Cumbria
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1447 drawings ranging from the early nineteenth century to 2006, several are records of the continuous occupation and utilisation of the castle by the military. Many of the early sheets are plans, sections and elevations of the extant walls and earthworks of the medieval castle and the Carlisle city walls mostly to show the remains but also with some details of repair work and for the installation of modern amenities.

The majority of the sheets are concerned with the building of, repair works and amendments to the military buildings at Carlisle Castle. Changes of use, installation of amenities and construction of the new buildings are recorded.

During the late twentieth century topographical, photogrammetric and a rectified photographic survey of the buildings at Carlisle Castle were carried out on behalf of the Department of the Environment. An extensive photogrammetric survey was also carried out in 1987 by Carlisle Archaeological Unit. There are a large number of detailed sketches from the late 1980s which possibly relate to this work.

Twelve oversized location plans show the castles communications by river, sea and road with some other sites of interest were also made during the late twentieth century.


This is part of the Series: EHC01/022 English Heritage Plans and Measured Drawings; within the Collection: EHC01 English Heritage(EH):Archive

This Volume is divided into 19 Jobs and 688 Child Records
This Volume contains the following materials:
Drawing: 1
Location Map/Plan: 12
Measured Drawing: 766
Measured Survey: 21
Photogrammetric Survey: 220
Rectified Photography: 42
Sketch: 6
Sketch Map: 1
Sketch Plan: 358


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People & Organisations

Creator of Archive: Littlewood

Creator of Archive: Heskitt, William


Post Medieval Military Building, Medieval Town Wall, Medieval Castle, Post Medieval Building, Post Medieval Barracks