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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1218237



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 13-Nov-1972

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 386816

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NY3856 NEWTOWN ROAD 671-1/5/218 (North side) 13/11/72 Cumberland Infirmary


Hospital. 1830-32 for the subscribers by Richard Tattersall; early C20 alterations and additions. Limestone (or sandstone) ashlar (from a quarry near Leeds) rusticated to ground floor on chamfered plinth with string courses, angle pilasters, solid parapet and finials. Graduated greenslate roof; rebuilt ashlar ridge chimney stacks. Originally 2 storeys with basement, 11 bays, 3rd storey added in 1933. 3 central bays are slightly raised and have central double doors and patterned overlight, up steps, within a top glazed tetrastyle Greek Doric portico with wreathed frieze. Each end bay also projects and has angle pilasters. Sash windows with glazing bars in stone architraves. Added storey has small sash windows in stone reveals. INTERIOR extensively altered. For illustration see Pevsner (1967) and Cornforth, Country Life (1978). For history see Galloway (1982). Previous list description and Pevsner refer to Robert Tattersall, however Colvin (1978) lists this as the work of Richard Tattersall.

Listing NGR: NY3879455993

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Colvin, H M, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, (1978), 811
Galloway, TMcL, A Short History of the Cumberland Infirmary, (1982)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cumberland and Westmorland, (1967), PL 62
'Country Life' in 11 May, (1978), 1332

National Grid Reference: NY 38831 56084


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