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No 2 the Abbey

A Grade II* Listed Building in Carlisle, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.8947 / 54°53'40"N

Longitude: -2.9397 / 2°56'22"W

OS Eastings: 339829

OS Northings: 555956

OS Grid: NY398559

Mapcode National: GBR 7CXV.C5

Mapcode Global: WH802.T7BH

Entry Name: No 2 the Abbey

Listing Date: 1 June 1949

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197013

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386599

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


CARLISLE

NY3955NE THE ABBEY
671-1/10/24 No.2
01/06/49

GV II*

Prebendal house, now privately occupied. Late C17 with early
C18 rear extension; 1888 alterations and additions by CJ
Ferguson. Red sandstone ashlar on chamfered plinth, with
raised quoins. Graduated greenslate roofs with coped gables;
left ashlar and brick end chimney stacks; right C18 gable
brick chimney stacks. Rear extensions are of handmade bricks.
2 storeys, 5 bays of double span; central entry/stair plan.
Central top-lit panelled double doors in quoined surround with
key frieze and cornice hood. Sash windows with glazing bars in
stone surrounds (originally C17 cross mullioned). Left C19
brick extension has 2-light windows with glazing bars in
fluted stone surrounds. The rear stair projected from original
single span and is of quoined sandstone with a large
round-arched sash window in stone reveals under a hoodmould.
The flanking extension to create the double span means that
the stair no longer projects; these have irregular sash
windows with glazing bars, some in C18 reveals but others are
C19 insertions.
INTERIOR has been extensively altered in late C18 or early
C19. Panelled doors in panelled reveals and internal panelled
shutters. Moulded plaster ceiling cornices. Black and white
marble tiles in hall. Stair arch is of 2 rounded arches on
central pillar. Wooden stair is also late C18 or early C19
with turned newel posts, squared balusters and moulded
handrail. Some moulded stone fire surrounds could be early
C18.
Carlisle Journal 4 January 1889, records the work done by CJ
Ferguson; plans for these alterations are in Cumbria County
Record Office, Ca/E4/1991.
(Carlisle Journal: 4 January 1889).


Listing NGR: NY3982255966

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