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Red Gables

A Grade II Listed Building in Carlisle, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.8949 / 54°53'41"N

Longitude: -2.9282 / 2°55'41"W

OS Eastings: 340566

OS Northings: 555964

OS Grid: NY405559

Mapcode National: GBR 7CZV.V3

Mapcode Global: WH802.Z7SC

Entry Name: Red Gables

Listing Date: 3 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196959

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386665

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 Aidan

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


671-1/11/82 (South side)
03/06/86 No.17
Red Gables


House divided into flats. 1884-5 for William Hudson Scott (of
the Metal Box Co) by George Dale Oliver of Carlisle. Glazed
red bricks on moulded brick plinth, with red sandstone
dressings and terracotta tile decoration. Red tiled roof;
original moulded brick ridge chimney stacks.
3 storeys, 3 bays, with 4-bay return on Currie Street;
markedly assymmetrical in the manner of A Waterhouse. Facade
left bay projects to full height with coped gables, kneelers
and decorative tiles; the ground floor has a canted bay
cross-mullioned window; 2-light cross-mullioned paired windows
above and upper floor 3-light windows. The remaining bays have
a triple-arched loggia containing an external stair to front
door; the loggia entrance has a pointed arch and scrolled iron
gates; other painted arches rise with the stair and have low
arched balusters. The windows above are simpler, some with the
mullions removed and a French window giving access to balcony
over loggia, which has C20 iron railings carried round the
The return has a left 2-storey segmental bow with 4-light
brick mullioned windows; to the right a large decorative gable
projection with cross mullioned windows and a half dormer.
Recess between has similar cross-mullioned windows and a half
dormer. Principal gables are filled with decorative terracotta
INTERIOR not inspected.
HISTORY: Carlisle Journal, 1 May 1885, records the acceptance
of the design for exhibition at the Royal Acamedy; it was also
illustrated in The Building News. William Hudson Scott died
here in 1907 (Carlisle Journal, 18 January 1907) and it was
converted to a Private School called Red Gables. School closed
in December 1966 and building, which had been extensively
altered internally in 1907, was gutted to form flats. Art
Nouveau stained glass internal details were recorded before
gutting. Original plans are in Cumbria County Record Office
Ca/E4/1624 and there are further details on the school
Ca/132/1907/2 and DX/991/1. A photograph showing the ground
floor of the building before 1907 is in Templeton (1988), and
Carlisle Museum have a photograph taken shortly after
The other flats in this group converted from adjoining
terraced houses are not of interest.
(Carlisle Journal: 1 May 1885; The Building News: 13 November
1885; Carlisle Journal: 18 January 1907; Templeton JP:
Carlisle in Old Picture Postcards: 1988-: P.62).

Listing NGR: NY4056655964

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