NY4055 : The Old Town Hall, Carlisle

taken 11 years ago, near to Carlisle, Cumbria, England

The Old Town Hall, Carlisle
The Old Town Hall, Carlisle
The Old Town Hall is a Grade I listed building; it houses Carlisle’s Tourist Information Centre on the first floor.
The Tourist Information Centre marks the northern end of The Cumbria Way, a 119km (74 mile) long distance path connecting Ulverston and Carlisle.
The Cumbria Way

A 119km (74 mile) long distance path from Ulverston to Carlisle, through the heart of the English Lake District.

Listed Buildings and Structures

Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 1 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 14 February, 2023
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 40074 55961 [1m precision]
WGS84: 54:53.6864N 2:56.1525W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 4006 5592
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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