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Gaol Wall, West of Crown Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Carlisle, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.8915 / 54°53'29"N

Longitude: -2.9344 / 2°56'3"W

OS Eastings: 340162

OS Northings: 555594

OS Grid: NY401555

Mapcode National: GBR 7CYW.HB

Mapcode Global: WH802.W9VY

Entry Name: Gaol Wall, West of Crown Court

Listing Date: 11 April 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196983

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386629

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Electoral Ward/Division: Currock

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


671-1/12/51 (East side)
Gaol wall, west of Crown Court


County Gaol wall. 1824-7 by Christopher Hodgson. High snecked
red sandstone wall without plinth, with rounded coping.
Extends from the Crown Court down Court Square Brow, along
Borough Street and up Bush Brow, enclosing the former gaol
yard. Nearest the Crown Court the wall stands to its full
original height of almost 10 metres, with the blocked archway
into the former stone yard. Along Borough Street and Bush Brow
its height has been reduced. The squared gate piers on Bush
Brow are not 1820s but are included for group value.
Christopher Hodgson's original drawings for the gaol and this
wall, dated 1824, are in Carlisle Library. For a further
section of this wall, see Hospital Wing of County Gaol and
Gaol Wall, English Street (qv).

Listing NGR: NY4016255594

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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