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Cathedral Church of Carlisle

Cathedral Church of Carlisle

Artist: Buckler

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1812

Shelfmark: KTOP.X

Item number: 17.l

Length: 59

Width: 43

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

Carlisle Cathedral was founded as a priory by order of King Henry I in 1122. Ten years later he created the diocese of Carlisle and the priory became a cathedral.
Henry Skrine in his work ‘Three Successive Tours in the North of England’, published in 1813, wrote the following lines about the cathedral,

"Of the cathedral, the choir alone remains entire... It is built of a mouldering red stone, the choir and east window buit of light Gothic, and just enough remaining of the great aile to show it was of a very heavy Saxon. It formerly extended to a great length, and was pulled down by Cromwell, at the time of the rebellion, to make a barrack".

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