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Bishops Registry

A Grade II* Listed Building in Carlisle, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.8946 / 54°53'40"N

Longitude: -2.9399 / 2°56'23"W

OS Eastings: 339812

OS Northings: 555943

OS Grid: NY398559

Mapcode National: GBR 7CXV.97

Mapcode Global: WH802.T76L

Entry Name: Bishops Registry

Listing Date: 1 June 1949

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197012

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386597

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


671-1/10/22 Bishop's Registry


Former Cathedral library, at one time used as a registry, now
unoccupied. Dated and inscribed frieze over entrance THOMAS
CARLIOL AD 1699 (Thomas Smith, the Bishop of Carlisle).
English bond brickwork on red sandstone plinth, the chamfer
and all other dressings of calciferous sandstone; V-jointed
quoins and eaves cornice. Graduated greenslate roof with coped
gables and kneelers; brick and ashlar gable chimney stacks.
Single storey, 2 bays. Central C20 panelled door in bolection
architrave under swan-neck pediment enclosing bishops mitre
(possibly all C20 replacement, when compared with other
weathering on stonework); up semicircular steps. C20 wooden
mullioned leaded windows in replacement bolection architraves.
Right return wall has been partly rebuilt in red sandstone.
INTERIOR has plain whitewashed brick walls without fixtures.

Listing NGR: NY3981255943

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

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