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Latitude: 54.894 / 54°53'38"N
Longitude: -2.9381 / 2°56'17"W
OS Eastings: 339929
OS Northings: 555871
OS Grid: NY399558
Mapcode National: GBR 7CXV.PG
Mapcode Global: WH802.V822
Entry Name: No 4 the Abbey
Listing Date: 11 April 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1297329
English Heritage Legacy ID: 386601
Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3
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
NY3955NE THE ABBEY
Prebendal house and offices. 1859-1863 with 1896 additions.
Coarsed red sandstone blocks on chamfered plinth with flush
quoins and string course. Graduated greenslate roofs with
coped gables and kneelers; red sandstone ridge and end chimney
2 storeys, 3 bays with 3-bay returns and rear 2-bay extension.
The left bay projects and is gabled; ground floor 3-light
mullioned and transomed window and similar 2-light window
above, both under hoodmoulds. Central plank door in pointed
arch with 2-light overlight under hoodmould; 2-light mullioned
window above. 2-storey squared bay window at right under gable
with 3-light mullioned and transomed windows. The returns have
some canted bay windows and other windows similar to facade.
Part of the rear of the building is now used as offices.
INTERIOR: the cellars beneath this building, of sandstone with
brick vaulting, are contemporary with the house and are not
medieval as thought by some writers.
Asquith's Survey of Carlisle 1853 shows that no building was
on this site then, orders for its building were given in 1859
and Brown (1951), says "the new house near St Cuthberts Church
was only completed in 1863". Building plans for the rear
extension are in Cumbria County Record Office, Ca/E4/12807.
(Brown JW: Round Carlisle Cross: 1951-: P.221).
Listing NGR: NY3992955868
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