Rickerby Park, Carlisle

Memorial Bridge, looking towards Dixon's Chimney

Memorial Bridge, looking towards Dixon’s Chimney

Date

31 July 2016

Location

Rickerby, Carlisle
NY 40901 56830; 54.90266°N, 2.92317°W

Information

In 1920 Carlisle Citizens’ League and Carlisle Corporation purchased the land to create a public park at Rickerby for £11,500 as a site for a memorial cenotaph and bridge to commemorate the 10,000 local men and women who lost their lives in the First World War. The 12 metre high cenotaph, which cost £5,000, was designed by Edinburgh architect Sir Robert Stodart Lorimer (1864-1929) and was made from local Shap granite. The Memorial Bridge over the River Eden is of cantilever construction and has a main span of 61 metres. Rickerby Park was officially opened on 25 May 1922.

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Carlisle Castle

Carlisle Castle

Date

25 October 2010
Location

Carlisle, Cumbria

NY 39636 56099 54.89594°N, 2.94272°W

Further Information

Built to defend the border between Scotland and England, Carlisle Castle changed hands many times in its history. A motte and bailey castle was constructed in 1093 under William II of England and in 1122 Henry I of England built a stone castle on the site. The walls and stone keep were later completed under David I of Scotland.

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Carlisle Cathedral

Barrel-vaulted ceiling of the choir

Date

25 October 2010
Location

Carlisle, Cumbria

NY 39851 55925 54.89440°N, 2.93935°W

Further Information

The Cathedral dates back to 1123 when it was was established as an Augustinian monastery. It received cathedral status in 1133 and is today the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Carlisle. Part of the nave was demolished by the Scottish Presbyterian Army for stone to reinforce Carlisle Castle. The 14th-century barrel-vaulted painted ceiling of the choir was renovated in 1856. The East Window is the largest and most complex in England in the Flowing Decorated Gothic style. The window still contains much of its original medieval stained glass.

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Dixon’s Chimney, Shaddon Mill, Carlisle

Dixon's Chimney

Date

25 October 2010
Location

Carlisle, Cumbria

NY 39463 55664 54.89201°N, 2.94534°W

Further Information

Restored by Carlisle City Council in 1999, Dixon’s Chimney now stands at 270 feet. Completed in 1836 with an original height of 305 feet, it served Shaddon Mill, the largest cotton mill in England at that time. The mill building was converted into luxury apartments by developer Story Homes in 2005. It also houses part of the Cumbria Institute of Arts (part of the University of Cumbria).

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