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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.

Name: FRAGMENT OF NORTH CITY WALLS ADJOINING SOUTH EAST ANGLE

List entry Number: 1197001

Location

FRAGMENT OF NORTH CITY WALLS ADJOINING SOUTH EAST ANGLE

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

County District District Type Parish
CumbriaCarlisleDistrict 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: 386573

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History

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Details

CARLISLE

NY3956SE CARLISLE CASTLE 671-1/6/3 Fragment of north City Walls 01/06/49 adjoining south-east angle

GV I

Fragment of north city walls. C12 with extensive repairs of different periods up to 1973. Squared blocks of red sandstone with some calciferous sandstone and some re-used Roman stone; partly on chamfered plinth with partly flagged parapet walk and rounded coping. High thick wall zig-zagged down slope, partly stepped. Where the wall turns up at a sharp angle there is a C12 sallyport with rounded arch, blocked in similar materials to the wall at an early date. Further down the wall is a projecting oriel C15 or C16 canted turret, now supported by C19 buttress. Towards the demolished end of the wall it has been reduced in height and some stone replaced in 1973 to fill previous gap. At the rear of the wall, part of the parapet walk over the Castle moat has been cut away (probably in 1819); in other places the paving has gone from the walk. Wall was used as a retaining wall for gardens on Finkle Street and build-up of soil caused large crack still evident; soil removed in 1972. Remainder of north walls demolished between 1811 and 1815. Remains standing over 2 metres high survive beneath street level of West Tower Street (excavated 1973). For full details see McCarthy et al (1990).

Listing NGR: NY3981656210

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 39814 56210

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