Wednesday , February , 21 2018

A Local List of Heritage Assets for Carlisle District

Carlisle District has over 1,500 listed buildings, however, there are many other heritage assets of architectural, historic or archaeological interest throughout the District that do not meet the strict criteria for national designation.  Nonetheless make a significant contribution to the historic environment and sense of place.

Carlisle City Council recognises the valuable contribution that these assets make to the historic environment.  We are working with local communities, together we aim to: develop a set of selection criteria to help identify these locally important heritage assets; and compile and maintain a Local List, which will in time be available on this webpage. 

A Local List will help to highlight those places which local communities feel to be worthy of preserving when it comes to drawing up Neighbourhood Plans or when planning applications for specific sites are being considered.

A pilot Phase is underway

Officers are working with community groups and volunteers in Denton Holme and Warwick Bridge to compile a Local List for these areas.  The pilot phase will allow the procedures to be adapted where necessary. 


What can be included on a Local List?

A wide range of buildings, structures and sites may be considered suitable for the list.

This is a brief list of types of assets:


  • Agricultural – farms, barns, gate posts, boundary walls
  • Commercial – pubs, shops, offices
  • Cultural – art installations, graffiti, statues
  • Recreational – village halls, community centres, cinemas, sports grounds, social clubs
  • Domestic – town houses, bespoke development, designed estates
  • Educational – schools, colleges
  • Health – hospitals, almshouses, poorhouses
  • Industrial – factories, warehouses, workshops
  • Military – civil defence, military camps, war memorials, air raid shelters, pill boxes
  • Religious – churches, chapels, meetings houses, memorials, crosses, tombs
  • Transport – railway stations, signal boxes, railway bridges
  • Ancient orchards


This is not an exhaustive list, more potential candidates for inclusion on the Local List may emerge as nominations come forward.


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