Please note that, to avoid duplication of
effort, additional pictures of Cumbrian churches will not appear
here; to see these, please visit the
Cumbria page of my other
web-site, The Churches of Britain and
All photographs © Steve Bulman.
Many pub photos are available from the
Carlisle Pubs page.
- The Athenaeum, (now a
bank), opened in 1840. It was originally equipped with a lecture theatre, museum,
exhibition and concert rooms, and housed the Mechanics' Institution. Also in this view is
Finnegan's Wake pub, originally the main Post Office, and when first converted into a pub,
the Gretna Tavern.
- Cathedral, abbey gate, outer and inner view, east window, and fratry, and
the fratry from the rear.
- Old cannons, on the
castle walls, still point towards Scotland.
- Carvings, protected
behind glass in the 3rd floor of the keep, were at one time believed to have
been carved by prisoners, but are now more usually ascribed to bored soldiers.
- Castle curtain wall and
- Castle gateway, and
a close-up showing the portcullis.
- One of the storerooms
in the castle keep.
- The castle magazine.
- The well in the wall of the
keep, accessible here from the outside. It also has access from within the keep, at a
- The castles inner gateway,
from inside the inner-ward of the castle.
- The Half-Moon Battery,
protecting the inner-ward gateway. This picture demonstrates that the parade ground level
has been raised significantly since the battery was built. The large building behind the
battery now houses the Cumbrian Archive.
- Charlotte Street
- Citadel Station, seen
from the western tower.
- The Congregational
church (1843) in Lowther Street, and the plaque
(of particular interest to Americans).
- Dixon's chimney,
and a full length view of the mill, and the chimney following its lengthy restoration.
- The Eden Bridge,
with the hideous Civic Centre behind; the river is very high here. A short
distance to the east are to be seen the foundations of an earlier bridge,
believed by some scholars to be Roman.
- The Grammar School
entrance (now Trinity Upper School).
- Guild Hall, or Redness
- Holy Trinity Church,
Caldewgate. Photo taken in 1981, prior to its demolition the following year. © George
- Holme Head mill.
- The former Methodist
Central Hall, in Fisher Street. John Wesley preached here, as a plaque explains.
Now closed, proposed uses include conversion to a theatre.
- The entrance to Rickerby
Park through formal gardens, known locally as either the Italian or Chinese Gardens. Dedication plaque at the park entrance.
- River Eden from the main road
north of Carlisle.
- St. Aidan's church,
built in the early years of the 20th century.
- St. Andrew,
- St. Bede, Wigton
- St. Cuthbert, of ancient
foundation, but the present church dates from 1778. Also the
- St. George.
- St. Edmund (R.C.)
- St. James, built
in the 1860's.
- St. John,
- St. Michael, Stanwix.
Also of ancient foundation, but the present building dates from the
rebuilding of 1841.
- St. Paul's church (1875).
- Sts. Mary and Joseph,
(Catholic, opened in 1893), and the west door.
- Tithe barn, with the
city's West Wall visible behind.
- Carlisle's old
with market cross.
- Tullie House, built 1689,
and Roman remains in the grounds.
- The old entrance to
House museum, from Castle Street.
- The native shrine, of
Roman date, in the grounds of Tullie House. These are the only Roman remains still
visible, in situ, except for a little stonework behind a hotel in Stanwix.
- St. John, Upperby, built
1840. Many of my family are buried here.
- The Weaver's Bank was
built in the severe winter of 1826, the work serving to relieve the hardship of Carlisle's
- West Walls, part of the
only remaining stretch of Carlisle's city walls.
- Take in the panoramic view
from the great tower (or keep) of Carlisle Castle.