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Carlisle (District Authority)
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NY4055NW BOTCHERGATE 671-1/12/52 (East side) 22/03/74 Nos.1-15 (Odd) County Hotel (Formerly Listed as: BOTCHERGATE (North East side) Red Lion Hotel)


Formerly Red Lion Hotel, with ground floor shops and hotel above, renamed in 1990 and recently renovated. 1894-6 for Samuel Bousfield by J Murchie. Calciferous sandstone ashlar, with string courses, sill bands and bracketed cornice. Graduated greenslate roof with lead hips on corner and pedimental dormer windows; ashlar and brick ridge chimney stacks. 3 storeys and attic, 13 bays, higher 3-storey with attic corner block with angled bay and 2-bay left return facing onto The Crescent under pavilion roof. C20 panelled doors and radial fanlight in round-headed surround with polished granite pilasters, under bracketed hood. Incised lettering over door "Red Lion Hotel". Ground-floor C20 shop windows divided by original polished granite pilasters. Canted oriel window over entrance has pediment. Other windows are sashes in plain stone reveals, under carved brackets supporting balustraded balcony. Initials S.B. on keystone over door (the owner). The corner range has paired sash windows with rounded heads on first floor in pilastered surrounds with lion's head keystones; flattened-arched windows above in stone architraves. INTERIOR: ground floor mostly taken up with shops, but at the rear is a Royal Doulton tiled billiard room (most removed 1990). Plans dated 1893 are in Cumbria County Council Records Office, CA/E4/12227. A photograph in JP Templeton, (1988), which must have been taken in 1896 because it has a horse bus on it, shows workmen completing the roof. (Templeton JP: Carlisle in Old Picture Postcards: P.27).

Listing NGR: NY4030455615


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Templeton, J P, Carlisle in Old Picture Postcards, (1988), 27


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

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Date: 25 May 2003
Reference: IOE01/08711/28
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr James Sinclair. Source Historic England Archive
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