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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: 1297369



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: I

Date first listed: 01-Jun-1949

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 386807

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NY4055NW MARKET PLACE 671-1/12/213 Market Cross 01/06/49


Also known as: Carlisle Cross. Market cross. Dated and inscribed JOSEPH REED MAYOR 1682 (the date twice)(on site of earlier medieval market cross). Calciferous sandstone ashlar, partly stuccoed and painted. Column sundial. 5 circular steps (a sixth is now buried) surmounted by square base on chamfered plinth; unfluted Ionic column and sundial head with ball and spear finials at corners, top and bottom; on top is a Lion sitting holding a scroll with the city arms. Each sundial face has incised Roman numerals and painted metal gnomons. Mason's mark on main sundial face ATM (perhaps Thomas Machell, the architect and Thomas Addison, the mason?) Has OS bench mark on top step. For illustration see John Cornforth, Country Life (1978). In the centre of the Market Place opposite the Town Hall. (Country Life: Carnforth, J: 4 May 1978: Keeping life in the Veins: Carlisle II: 1268).

Listing NGR: NY4008455931

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 4 May, (1978)

National Grid Reference: NY 40084 55932


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