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Hospital Wing of County Gaol and Gaol Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Carlisle, Cumbria

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196941

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386724

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Town: Carlisle

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

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Listing Text


671-1/12/136 (West side)
Hospital Wing of County Gaol and
Gaol Wall


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
strong room.
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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