Conservation areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest. They are identified so we can protect them and make further improvements to their appearance.
EDGE Guide to the history of Carlisle
The history of Cumbria is bloody, more so than most English counties, and Carlisle has had more than its fair share of war and devastation from Roman times onwards, mainly due to its proximity to the border with Scotland.
Historic Environment Register
Maintained by Cumbria County Council, the Historic Environment Record (HER) is a series of linked computer databases that hold information on known archaeological sites, finds, landscapes, buildings and other aspects of the historic environment.
Local History Societies
Contact details and links to websites where available
Old Carlisle Facebook
We are a community page dedicated to the history, heritage and people of Carlisle, Cumbria, England
Parish and community led plans
Action with Communities in Cumbria hold a Directory of Community Action Plans in Cumbria, a centralised resource enabling every Plan produced to be viewed online.
Register of listed buildings in Carlisle District
You can see the register of listed buildings in Carlisle District by using the link below. Every listed building is identified and briefly described.
Detailed settlement profiles have been drawn up for villages in Carlisle district.
The National Heritage List for England (NHLE) is the only official and up-to-date database of all listed and designated heritage sites.
Tullie House - Carlisle’s Local history
The local history collection comprises a wide spectrum of material relating to the historical evolution of Carlisle and north Cumbria.
Nominations forms can either be sent by email to [email protected] or post to: Heritage Officer, Investment and Policy Team, Carlisle City Council, Civic Centre, Carlisle, CA3 8QG
If you would like to speak to a member of the project team please call Zoe Sutton on 01228 817312.