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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. 


Useful Resources

Conservation Areas

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.


Rural masterplanning

Detailed settlement profiles have been drawn up for villages in Carlisle district.


The List

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.


Contact details

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.

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