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Herbert Atkinson House

A Grade II Listed Building in Carlisle, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.8952 / 54°53'42"N

Longitude: -2.9411 / 2°56'28"W

OS Eastings: 339737

OS Northings: 556017

OS Grid: NY397560

Mapcode National: GBR 7CXT.1Z

Mapcode Global: WH802.S7N2

Entry Name: Herbert Atkinson House

Listing Date: 1 June 1949

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196977

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386606

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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


671-1/6/32 (East side)
01/06/49 No.13
Herbert Atkinson House


House, lately teachers' centre. Late C18. Flemish bond
brickwork with light headers on chamfered stone plinth, with
painted stone dressings, string course and eaves cornice.
Welsh slate roof; right C19 end brick chimney stack.
2 storeys, 5 bays. Central staircase plan. Central panelled
door and radial fanlight in pilastered surround with imposts
and keystones. Right panelled through-passage door and glazed
fanlight in similar surround. Sash windows with glazing bars
in brick reveals, with stone sills and false keystones in flat
brick arches. Stone over entrance inscribed "Herbert Atkinson
House". Row of circular cast-iron tie-beam plates between
INTERIOR has some original doors covered with modern fascias,
in panelled reveals. Panelled built-in cupboards in rear upper
floor rooms. Original wooden staircase with shaped tread ends
and moulded handrail. Moulded plaster ceiling cornices with a
roundel in first floor room.
Purchased on 6 November 1934 by Carlisle Corporation through
the efforts of Councillor Herbert Atkinson and hence the name
of the house. Opened as an education centre 14 June 1965. For
illustration see Perriam (1988).
(Perriam DR: Carlisle in Camera: 1988-: P.57).

Listing NGR: NY3973756017

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