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Latitude: 54.897 / 54°53'49"N
Longitude: -2.94 / 2°56'23"W
OS Eastings: 339814
OS Northings: 556211
OS Grid: NY398562
Mapcode National: GBR 7CXT.9C
Mapcode Global: WH802.T56Q
Entry Name: Fragment of North City Walls Adjoining South East Angle
Listing Date: 1 June 1949
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1197001
English Heritage Legacy ID: 386573
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
NY3956SE CARLISLE CASTLE
671-1/6/3 Fragment of north City Walls
01/06/49 adjoining south-east angle
Fragment of north city walls. C12 with extensive repairs of
different periods up to 1973. Squared blocks of red sandstone
with some calciferous sandstone and some re-used Roman stone;
partly on chamfered plinth with partly flagged parapet walk
and rounded coping.
High thick wall zig-zagged down slope, partly stepped. Where
the wall turns up at a sharp angle there is a C12 sallyport
with rounded arch, blocked in similar materials to the wall at
an early date. Further down the wall is a projecting oriel C15
or C16 canted turret, now supported by C19 buttress. Towards
the demolished end of the wall it has been reduced in height
and some stone replaced in 1973 to fill previous gap. At the
rear of the wall, part of the parapet walk over the Castle
moat has been cut away (probably in 1819); in other places the
paving has gone from the walk.
Wall was used as a retaining wall for gardens on Finkle Street
and build-up of soil caused large crack still evident; soil
removed in 1972. Remainder of north walls demolished between
1811 and 1815. Remains standing over 2 metres high survive
beneath street level of West Tower Street (excavated 1973).
For full details see McCarthy et al (1990).
Listing NGR: NY3981656210
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