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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: 1297365



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: I

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: 386572

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NY3956SE CARLISLE CASTLE 671-1/6/2 Bridge over outer moat 01/06/49


Drawbridge, converted to overbridge. Part medieval with late C18 additions and C20 part-rebuilding of parapet. Large blocks of squared red sandstone. At the base of the bridge are the drawbridge abutments; heightened between 1778-1791 and brick arch added. West solid parapet has coping inscribed by various C19 soldiers who served in the garrison; the right parapet has been rebuilt using new coping. The roadway is of Whin sets and a central sandstone pedestrian walk, all reset in the late 1980s. For full details see McCarthy et al (1990). A watercolour of Carlisle Castle by Robert Carlyle shows the arched bridge in 1791 (not on Hearne's engraving of 1778). (Carlisle Castle: A survey and documentary history: McCarthy MR: London: 1990-).

Listing NGR: NY3971356181

Selected Sources

Books and journals
McCarthy, M R, Summerson, H R, Annis, R G, Carlisle Castle : A Survey And Documentary History, (1990)

National Grid Reference: NY 39713 56181


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