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Blencathra Building

A Grade II Listed Building in Carlisle, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.8909 / 54°53'27"N

Longitude: -2.9221 / 2°55'19"W

OS Eastings: 340954

OS Northings: 555512

OS Grid: NY409555

Mapcode National: GBR 8C1W.5K

Mapcode Global: WH803.2BTF

Entry Name: Blencathra Building

Listing Date: 11 April 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1210121

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386758

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Electoral Ward/Division: St Aidans

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Carlisle

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Carlisle St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 18/05/2016


Blencathra Building

(Formerly listed as City Maternity Hospital (part of City General Hospital))

Former maternity ward, originally hospital wing of Workhouse.1863-4 Lockwood & Mawson. Flemish bond brickwork on chamfered plinth (all dressings of calciferous sandstone, partly painted), with quoined angle pilasters, string courses and dentilled cornice. Hipped greenslate roof without chimneys. 2 storeys, 7 bays, the last end bays on each side project and are pedimented; built in a style to match the main workhouse building. Central C20 door in original round-arched pilastered surround. Original sash windows with glazing bars, those on ground floor in rounded stone arches with stone sills; upper floor segmental brick arches. The projections have tripartite ground-floor windows, those above of 2 lights with central colonnette, all in stone arches.

INTERIOR not inspected.

Listing includes the lower 3-bay flanking wings. Shown as hospital wing for Fusehill Workhouse on 1865 OS map.

Listing NGR: NY4095455512

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

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