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placename:- City General Hospital
locality:- Carlisle
parish Carlisle city, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
hospital
coordinates:- NY40935559
10Km square:- NY45
society; health
References Listed Buildings 2010

1Km square NY4055

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
CITY GENERAL HOSPITAL / / FUSEHILL STREET / CARLISLE / CARLISLE / CUMBRIA / II / 386757 / NY4093255591
courtesy of English Heritage
Hospital, formerly the Union Workhouse (called the Fusehill Workhouse). 1863-4, Lockwood & Mawson (architects). A good example of this later phase of workhouse design by nationally renowned architects. Original plans dated 1862 (Cumbria County Record Office, Ca/E4/821). Flemish bond brickwork on chamfered plinth (all dressings of calciferous sandstone, partly painted), with angle pilastered quoins on projections, string courses and dentilled cornice. Hipped greenslate roof without chimney stacks, central bellcote. 3 storeys under common roof; recessed pedimented 5 central bays, flanked by square single-bay projections rising above roof as lead-domed cupolas; beyond are 9-bay wings with further single-bay projections symmetrically placed; overall 23-bay facade. Central round-arched C20 door in original stone surround. All windows are 1980s casements in original surrounds, those on the ground and first floor with rounded stone arches and stone sills; top floor has segmental brick arches. Clock in central pediment. Cupolas have C20 brick blocking of former 2-light openings. Projecting bays on wings have fretted stone parapet to match similar panels on cupolas. Left bay has been added or rebuilt in C20 brick.
INTERIOR is functional and little changed from its workhouse layout. Used as a hospital during World War I and became City General under the 1948 National Health Act.

placename:- City General Hospital
other name:- Union Workhouse
other name:- Fusehill Workhouse
district:- Carlisle
listed building -- workhouse
coordinates:- NY40935559
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
CITY MATERNITY HOSPITAL (PART OF CITY GENERAL HOSPITAL) / / FUSEHILL STREET / CARLISLE / CARLISLE / CUMBRIA / II / 386758 / NY4098655480
courtesy of English Heritage
Maternity ward, formerly hospital wing of Workhouse. 1863-4 Lockwood & Mawson. Flemish bond brickwork on chamfered plinth (all dressings of calciferous sandstone, partly painted), with quoined angle pilasters, string courses and dentilled cornice. Hipped greenslate roof without chimneys. 2 storeys, 7 bays, the last end bays on each side project and are pedimented; built in a style to match the main workhouse building. Central C20 door in original round-arched pilastered surround. Original sash windows with glazing bars, those on ground floor in rounded stone arches with stone sills; upper floor segmental brick arches. The projections have tripartite ground-floor windows, those above of 2 lights with central colonnette, all in stone arches.
INTERIOR not inspected.
Listing includes the lower 3-bay flanking wings. Shown as hospital wing for Fusehill Workhouse on 1865 OS map.

other name:- City Maternity Hospital
district:- Carlisle
listed building
coordinates:- NY40985548
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

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