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Outer Bailey Half Moon Battery, Flanking Wall and Bridge

A Grade I Listed Building in Carlisle, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.8972 / 54°53'49"N

Longitude: -2.9417 / 2°56'30"W

OS Eastings: 339705

OS Northings: 556237

OS Grid: NY397562

Mapcode National: GBR 7CWT.Y8

Mapcode Global: WH802.S5DK

Entry Name: Outer Bailey Half Moon Battery, Flanking Wall and Bridge

Listing Date: 1 June 1949

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197005

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386580

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3

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 Cuthbert with St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


671-1/6/12 Outer Bailey: Half-Moon Battery,
01/06/49 Flanking Wall and Bridge


Battery and walls built as an outwork for the Captains Tower
(qv); bridge replacing drawbridge. 1542 for Henry VIII by
Stephen von Haschenperg; stone bridge added in late C18.
Irregularly-coursed red and yellow squared sandstone. Single
storey in half-moon shape, built into the inner moat so that
its roof is now at ground level. Square splayed gun ports at
regular intervals around the sides. Metal safety railings
around steps at either side of the cobbled roof, (former gun
platform) give access to inner half-moon passage. Flanking
wall of similar material acts as retaining wall for the inner
moat. At the southern end of this wall and crossing the moat
is a single-span segmental-arched bridge; the parapet is of
1919. When no longer required, the moat was completely filled
in 1827 and the upper parapet, on the battery and walls, was
removed in 1833, so that there was nothing of these
fortifications seen above ground until excavated 1917-19 (not
to full and original depth). For full details see McCarthy et
al (1990).

Listing NGR: NY3970556237

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