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Trustee Savings Bank and Attached Railings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Carlisle, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.8932 / 54°53'35"N

Longitude: -2.9329 / 2°55'58"W

OS Eastings: 340263

OS Northings: 555779

OS Grid: NY402557

Mapcode National: GBR 7CYV.VQ

Mapcode Global: WH802.X8KN

Entry Name: Trustee Savings Bank and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 1 June 1949

Last Amended: 11 April 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196930

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386805

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Town: Carlisle

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Carlisle

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Carlisle St Cuthbert with St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


671-1/12/203 (East side)
01/06/49 Trustee Savings Bank and attached
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
Premises occupied by Trustee Savings
Bank (including entrance to Gretna


Formerly known as: Carlisle Savings Bank LOWTHER STREET.
Athenaeum now bank. 1840, for the subscribers, by Arthur and
George Williams of Liverpool. Calciferous sandstone ashlar
(from Prudhoe Quarries) on chamfered plinth, with giant order
pilasters and Corinthian capitals; moulded entablature,
modillioned cornice and parapet, partly balustraded with
central festoon and flanking head panels. Graduated slate roof
without chimney stacks.
2 storeys, 5 bays. Recessed end bays have C20 panelled doors
and overlight in architraves under bracketed cornice; small
sash windows above in stone architraves with moulded sill
bands under festoon panels. Central 3 bays have sash windows
with glazing bars in stone architraves on bracketed moulded
sills under console-bracketed cornices. Upper floor sash
windows with glazing bars in eared architraves on moulded sill
INTERIOR entirely gutted in 1988 (had been altered in 1874 and
1929). The railings in front are 1988.
HISTORY: references to the construction of the building are in
the Carlisle Journal (1839, 1840 and 1845). For details of
costs and later sale see Mannix & Whellan (1847). Opened in
1874 as part of the adjoining Post Office. Became part of the
Gretna Tavern in 1916 and front part converted into Savings
Bank by JH Martindale 9 July 1929.
Has an impressive facade when viewed down Devonshire Street.
(Carlisle Journal: 2 February 1839; Carlisle Journal: 2 May
1840; Carlisle Journal: 18 January 1845; Mannix and Whellan:
Directory of Cumberland: 1847-: P.140).

Listing NGR: NY4026355779

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