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Skiddaw Building

A Grade II Listed Building in Carlisle, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.8914 / 54°53'29"N

Longitude: -2.9224 / 2°55'20"W

OS Eastings: 340930

OS Northings: 555573

OS Grid: NY409555

Mapcode National: GBR 8C1W.3C

Mapcode Global: WH803.2BM1

Entry Name: Skiddaw Building

Listing Date: 11 April 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196953

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386757

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 04/05/2016


Skiddaw Building

(Formerly listed as City General Hospital)

Formerly the Union Workhouse (called the Fusehill Workhouse). 1863-4, Lockwood & Mawson (architects). A good example of this later phase of workhouse design by nationally renowned architects. Original plans dated 1862 (Cumbria County Record Office, Ca/E4/821). Flemish bond brickwork on chamfered plinth (all dressings of calciferous sandstone, partly painted), with angle pilastered quoins on projections, string courses and dentilled cornice. Hipped greenslate roof without chimney stacks, central bellcote. 3 storeys under common roof; recessed pedimented 5 central bays, flanked by square single-bay projections rising above roof as lead-domed cupolas; beyond are 9-bay wings with further single-bay projections symmetrically placed; overall 23-bay facade. Central round-arched C20 door in original stone surround. All windows are 1980s casements in original surrounds, those on the ground and first floor with rounded stone arches and stone sills; top floor has segmental brick arches. Clock in central pediment. Cupolas have C20 brick blocking of former 2-light openings. Projecting bays on wings have fretted stone parapet to match similar panels on cupolas. Left bay has been added or rebuilt in C20 brick.

INTERIOR is functional and little changed from its workhouse layout.

Used as a hospital during World War I and became City General under the 1948 National Health Act.

Listing NGR: NY4093055573

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

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