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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1293020



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
CumbriaCarlisleDistrict Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 01-Jun-1949

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Apr-1994

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UID: 386615

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NY3955NE ABBEY STREET 671-1/10/41 (West side) 01/06/49 No.32 and railings to front (Formerly Listed as: ABBEY STREET (South side) No.32)


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 door. (Cumberland News: 8 October 1954: P.3; Carlisle Journal: 25 July 1905; Country Life: 11 May 1978: P.1328).

Listing NGR: NY3974255984

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Carlisle Journal' in 25 July, (1905)
'Cumberland News' in 8 October, (1954)
'Country Life' in 11 May, (1978), 1328

National Grid Reference: NY 39742 55984


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