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placename:- Lord Street Reading Room
locality:- Carlisle
parish Carlisle city, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
reading room
coordinates:- NY402557
10Km square:- NY45

1Km square NY4055

old painting:-
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Painting, watercolour, Laying the Foundation Stone of the Lord Street Reading Room, drawn by William Henry Nutter, Carlisle, Cumberland, 1851.
Crowded street scene; a crowd, predominantly male, stands gathered around the site of the future reading room; at its centre the mayor, standing beside the foundation stone, addresses those assembled; left of composition the railway station, court houses and castle lie in the distance.
inscribed at top of mount:-
Working Men's Rdng Room, Lord St, Carlisle 1851.
inscribed at bottom of mount:-
Sketched by Mr Nutter jnr. John Newson Esq Mayor. See L. Ill. News Decr 1851 and Dickens' Household Words Nov [76|77]
inscribed at bottom right of mount:-
Saturday July 12th 1851 Sketch of Laying the Foundation Stone of the Lord Street Reading Room

placename:- Working Men's Reading Room
date:- 12.7.1851
period:- 19th century, late

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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