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Former Holme Head Coffee Tavern and Reading Room

A Grade II Listed Building in Denton Holme, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.8824 / 54°52'56"N

Longitude: -2.9402 / 2°56'24"W

OS Eastings: 339779

OS Northings: 554583

OS Grid: NY397545

Mapcode National: GBR 7CXZ.8L

Mapcode Global: WH802.TJ3Z

Entry Name: Former Holme Head Coffee Tavern and Reading Room

Listing Date: 11 April 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196933

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386817

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Town: Carlisle

Electoral Ward/Division: Denton Holme

Built-Up Area: Carlisle

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Carlisle St James

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


NY3954 NORTH STREET, Holme Head
671-1/15/223 (South side)
Former Holme Head Coffee Tavern and
Reading Room


Reading room and coffee tavern for work people, now meeting
room. 1881, for Ferguson Bros, by George Dale Oliver. English
garden wall bond brickwork on chamfered plinth (all dressings
of calciferous sandstone) with band of decorative red tiles
and sill band. Hipped red tile roof with decorative
half-timbered gables and scrolled finial; tall rear red brick
chimney stacks.
2-storey octagonal building. On the corner angle are C20
double doors in a moulded brick segmental arched surround
(signs of where a wooden porch has been removed). Each face
has paired sash windows on 2 levels, except where joined to
other buildings, partly with glazing bars and some C19
coloured glass, under shaped lintels and in brick reveals.
INTERIOR not inspected.
Unified to the terrace housing on North Street (not included)
by a single-bay link. GR wall post box is set into one of the
faces. Carlisle Journal (1882), states that the building
opened in January of that year; original building plans are in
Cumbria County Record Office (Ca/E4/1403). For illustration
and further details, see the company magazine Home Headings
(1949). When laid out in the 1850s North Street was originally
called Morley Street.
(Carlisle Journal: 31 March 1882; Home Headings (Company
Magazine), December 1949: P.4-5).

Listing NGR: NY3977954583

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