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Diocesan Church Centre

A Grade II Listed Building in Carlisle, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.8936 / 54°53'36"N

Longitude: -2.9382 / 2°56'17"W

OS Eastings: 339920

OS Northings: 555827

OS Grid: NY399558

Mapcode National: GBR 7CXV.PL

Mapcode Global: WH802.V80C

Entry Name: Diocesan Church Centre

Listing Date: 11 April 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218930

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386915

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


671-1/10/312 (East side)
Diocesan Church Centre


Grammar School, now Church Centre and library. 1832 and 1851
extensions, for the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle Cathedral.
Coursed red sandstone ashlar on chamfered plinth. Graduated
Welsh slate roof, partly hipped; C19 red sandstone gable
chimney stack.
Single-storey, single-bay original school, has single-bay
extension, then 4-bay extension, all in one row. Car-park
facade has oldest part at left; large 5-light stone mullioned
window with curved head and hoodmould. This and the 1832
extension have facing gables; 1832 extension has a 3-light
cross-mullioned window. 1851 extension has C20 left door in
original lean-to porch, dated on carved ribbon over entrance.
Further bays are set back with 2-light stone mullioned windows
and C20 right door in C20 surround. Left return wall has C20
mullioned windows to match the C19 ones. West Walls facade has
stone-mullioned windows those to right being C20.
INTERIOR not inspected.
The Grammar School was of royal foundation and formed part of
the Cathedral, hence within the Cathedral grounds, on the site
of the former malt kiln of the Priory of St Mary. Became the
Choir School of the Cathedral when a new Grammar School was
built in 1883. Threatened with demolition in 1977, but
converted to its present use shortly afterwards. A plan of
1827 in Cumbria County Record Office (D & C 2/1) shows that
the 1806 Grammar School was demolished to make way for the
1832 rebuilding. Included for group value and historical

Listing NGR: NY3992255825

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

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