History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

No 32 and Railings to Front

A Grade II* Listed Building in Carlisle, Cumbria

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 54.8949 / 54°53'41"N

Longitude: -2.941 / 2°56'27"W

OS Eastings: 339742

OS Northings: 555984

OS Grid: NY397559

Mapcode National: GBR 7CXV.22

Mapcode Global: WH802.S7P9

Entry Name: No 32 and Railings to Front

Listing Date: 1 June 1949

Last Amended: 11 April 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1293020

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386615

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

Find accommodation in

Listing Text


671-1/10/41 (West side)
01/06/49 No.32
and railings to front
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)


House now offices. c1817 for Christopher William Hutchinson of
Temple Sowerby. Calciferous sandstone ashlar on chamfered
plinth (all dressings of same material) with V-jointed quoins
and eaves cornice. Graduated greenslate roof; late C19 and C20
ridge and end brick chimney stacks.
2 storeys, 5 bays; central staircase plan. Central panelled
door in pilaster and column surround in antis, under wreathed
frieze and patterned overall fanlight, up stone steps. Further
right panelled door and fanlight in plain reveals, up steps.
Sash windows with glazing bars in plain stone reveals.
INTERIOR has much original detail. Hall has panelled soffit to
door arch and rib-vaulted plaster ceiling. Wooden panelled
doors in fluted wooden surrounds. Moulded plaster ceiling
cornices and roundels in principal rooms; internal panelled
shutters are similar to the detail of the front door.
Cantilever staircase with patterned cast-iron balusters and
moulded mahogany handrail; large round-arched stair window
with panelled reveals.
Historical details are given by C Roy Hudleston, Cumberland
News (1954). Carlisle Journal (1905) gives the date of the
move of the County Police HQ to this building. For photograph
see Country Life (1978).
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: waved speared railings around basement
void and scrolled lamp bracket overthrow over steps to front
(Cumberland News: 8 October 1954: P.3; Carlisle Journal: 25
July 1905; Country Life: 11 May 1978: P.1328).

Listing NGR: NY3974255984

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

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.