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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1197012



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 01-Jun-1949

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 386597

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NY3955NE THE ABBEY 671-1/10/22 Bishop's Registry 01/06/49


Former Cathedral library, at one time used as a registry, now unoccupied. Dated and inscribed frieze over entrance THOMAS CARLIOL AD 1699 (Thomas Smith, the Bishop of Carlisle). English bond brickwork on red sandstone plinth, the chamfer and all other dressings of calciferous sandstone; V-jointed quoins and eaves cornice. Graduated greenslate roof with coped gables and kneelers; brick and ashlar gable chimney stacks. Single storey, 2 bays. Central C20 panelled door in bolection architrave under swan-neck pediment enclosing bishops mitre (possibly all C20 replacement, when compared with other weathering on stonework); up semicircular steps. C20 wooden mullioned leaded windows in replacement bolection architraves. Right return wall has been partly rebuilt in red sandstone. INTERIOR has plain whitewashed brick walls without fixtures.

Listing NGR: NY3981255943

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National Grid Reference: NY 39812 55942


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