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Wall, Gates and Railings in Front of Tullie House

A Grade I Listed Building in Carlisle, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.895 / 54°53'42"N

Longitude: -2.9406 / 2°56'26"W

OS Eastings: 339770

OS Northings: 555991

OS Grid: NY397559

Mapcode National: GBR 7CXV.52

Mapcode Global: WH802.S7W7

Entry Name: Wall, Gates and Railings in Front of Tullie House

Listing Date: 1 June 1949

Last Amended: 11 April 1994

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196978

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386608

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


671-1/10/34 (East side)
01/06/49 Wall, gates and railings in front of
Tullie House
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
Stone gate piers & gates & boundary
wall at Tullie House)


Wall, gate piers, gates and railings for garden of Tullie
House (qv). Late C17 (could be C19 imitation). Red sandstone
ashlar gate piers and wall; cast-iron gates and railings.
Off-centre large rectangular rusticated piers on moulded
plinths, surmounted by projecting cornice and bracketed ball
finials. Flanking low wall on moulded plinth under flat
moulded coping. Spear and scrolled railings. Fresh appearance
of stone suggests replacement. Celia Fiennes on a visit to
Carlisle in 1698 said "one house which was the Chancellors
(Thomas Tullie) built of stone very lofty 5 good sarshe (sash)
windows in the front and this within a stone wall'd garden
well kept and iron gates to discover it to view with stone
pillars," see Christopher Morris (ed.) (1947). Brown (1951)
says "Tullie House had formerly a high wall in front, which Mr
George Dixon pulled down." However a 1791 watercolour of the
Abbey gate by Robert Carlyle shows the Tullie House wall in
the background and it looks much as it does today.
(Morris, Christopher: The Journeys of Celia Fiennes: 1947-:
P.202; Brown JW: Round Carlisle Cross: 1951-: P.113).

Listing NGR: NY3977055991

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