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  • 1 Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    The Abbey GB - Carlisle CA3 8TZ

    All that remains of the Norman building (1133) is the truncated nave and the south transept. The 13C east window, a fine example of Decorated tracery, contains some of the original 14C glass and the choir has a fine set of 14 sculptured capitals and ..

  • 2 Tithe Barn Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    West Walls GB - Carlisle CA3 8UF

    The great Tithe Barn (34 m by 8 m), built c 1502 of red sandstone with massive oak tiebeams, was situated for practical reasons near the road leading to the rich cornfields west of the town.

  • 3 Carlisle Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Castle Way GB - Carlisle CA3 8UR

    Established by William II in 1092, the castle served to keep back Scots raiders. The Norman keep was altered in Tudor times to accommodate cannon to replace archers. The shell of the medieval hall now houses the King's Own Royal Border Regiment Museu..

  • 4 Church of St Cuthbert with St Mary

    Religious buildings

    Main GB - Carlisle CA38

    This church dates from 1779. The original pulpit was installed in 1905 to enable the preacher to address the galleries. It was so massive that it completely hid the chancel from the congregation, so it was placed on rails and is moved into position j..

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