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Monuments and Memorials

Carlisle and its surrounding district has been central in a long and at time troubled history, as a consequence we have so many monuments and memorials that it would be too much to list them all on a web page. So we have provided a downloadable document Monuments and Memorials PDF Guide  that lists monuments and war memorials located with the Carlisle City Council geographical area. It is a “work in progress” and will be added to as further information becomes available. 

We hope to provide up-to-date information on the location of the monuments and their purpose. In the document you will find an image of the monument, a brief description, comments on the purpose, the event or person being commemorated, the condition and responsibility for maintenance or ownership.

Further information, corrections to the existing monument information and monuments to add to the schedule would be welcomed

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The Guildhall Museum

The Guildhall Museum

The Guildhall building is believed to date from the late 14th century

19 July 2016/Categories: Musuems and Monuments

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The ground floor of the building is occupied by a private business. There is no evidence that this was ever an open structure; it seems to have functioned for various types of trading from at least the sixteenth century, and possibly throughout its existence.
 
The present Museum entrance and staircase are of relatively modern date and the upper floors were probably accessed originally from Fisher Street.
 
The open roof structure shows two markedly dissimilar types of construction, although dendrochronological study has revealed that all the timber dates from the time the building was originally constructed. There is virtually no documentary evidence of the construction or early structure of the Guildhall, and the earliest illustrations are of 19th century date. Detailed investigation of the structure of the building has recently been undertaken by English Heritage and Carlisle City Council, and should help to resolve many unanswered questions.
 
The Guildhall is a Grade 1 Ancient Monument, and one of the four oldest buildings in the City. 

Opening Dates and Times

The Guildhall will be open every Thursday 12pm to 4.30pm, throughout the summer season from the 28th of April until the 1st of September.

Group visits can be arranged at other times by contacting Tullie House on 01228 618718.

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