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Inner Bailey Palace Range Including Part of Queen Mary's Tower

A Grade I Listed Building in Carlisle, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.8972 / 54°53'50"N

Longitude: -2.9406 / 2°56'26"W

OS Eastings: 339774

OS Northings: 556239

OS Grid: NY397562

Mapcode National: GBR 7CXT.58

Mapcode Global: WH802.S5XJ

Entry Name: Inner Bailey Palace Range Including Part of Queen Mary's Tower

Listing Date: 1 June 1949

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197007

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386586

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Town: Carlisle

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

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


671-1/6/17 Inner Bailey: Palace Range including
01/06/49 part of Queen Mary's Tower


Palace range. Early C14 with extensive 1819-21 alterations;
stonework restored in late 1970s. Squared red sandstone
blocks. Graduated greenslate roof with coped gable at left.
4 regularly-spaced sash windows with glazing bars in stone
reveals, the openings cut through earlier infilled windows
which can be clearly traced. Left return wall was formerly
covered by the Long Hall (demolished in 1812) retaining former
linking ground floor and upper floor (now blocked) doorways
and roof crease. Right return has a projecting stair turret
which was originally internal (the Kitchen range and Queen
Mary's Tower were originally here) with blind C14 tracery ribs
under crenellated parapet (formerly a cupola).
INTERIOR has been extensively altered but original floor
levels and C16 fireplaces are visible in walls.
HISTORY: A watercolour by Robert Carlyle c1791, in Carlisle
Museum, shows the building before alteration and with its
large upper floor chapel windows. Altered to barracks in 1821;
left as a shell after fire of 1890 and re-roofed. Now Museum
of the King's Own Royal Border Regiment and called Queen
Mary's Tower (that building was demolished in 1835).
Rear former C19 cookhouse, has central plank door and sash
windows with glazing bars.
For full details see McCarthy et al (1990). The Castle is a
Scheduled Ancient Monument.
(Carlisle Castle: A survey and documentary history: McCarthy
MR: London: 1990-).

Listing NGR: NY3977456239

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