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Latitude: 54.8921 / 54°53'31"N
Longitude: -2.9339 / 2°56'2"W
OS Eastings: 340194
OS Northings: 555659
OS Grid: NY401556
Mapcode National: GBR 7CYW.M3
Mapcode Global: WH802.X92H
Entry Name: Hospital Wing of County Gaol and Gaol Wall
Listing Date: 11 April 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1196941
English Heritage Legacy ID: 386724
Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3
Electoral Ward/Division: Currock
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
NY4055NW ENGLISH STREET
671-1/12/136 (West side)
Hospital Wing of County Gaol and
Hospital wing of County Gaol, now offices, and gaol wall.
1824-7 by Christopher Hodgson. Red sandstone ashlar,
extensively restored, with solid parapet, battlemented on the
English Street facade. Flat lead roof.
2 storeys, numerous bays. Facing onto English Street is the
gaol wall on chamfered plinth with regularly-placed blind
lancets with single metal bar. On the top on the angle of the
wall, public executions were performed and a cast plaque
records the last one in 1862. The wall joins with the Crown
Court offices and is an integral part of those offices. The
rear of the wall has built against it the hospital wing. 2
off-centre former segmental-arched doorways are now infilled
and fitted with casement windows in stone surrounds, some
INTERIOR alterations, but the solitary confinement cell is
still complete with its iron door and peep hole, now used as a
For further details see Perriam, CWAAS, Trans.NS LXXVII.
(Cumb. & West. Antiquarian & Archaeological Soc., New Series:
Perriam DR: LXXXVII: The dating of the County Goal:
Listing NGR: NY4019455659
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