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Abbey Gatehouse

Abbey Gatehouse is located at the corner of Abbey Street and Paternoster Row in Carlisle. The Gatehouse is dated 1528, built as the gate tower to St Mary's Priory. The gateway gives access to the Cathedral Precinct and runs on to the The Abbey (street). It was formerly known as the Abbey Street Lodge. Abbey Gatehouse is Grade I lised on the National Heritage List for England. Latin inscription on the building:

Orate pro anima Christophori Slee prioris qui primus hoc opus fieri incepit AD 1528
(Pray for the soul of Christopher Slee, Prior, who commenced this building in AD 1528 )

Abbey Street 1528 Historic Buildings and Monuments in Carlisle Grade I Listed The Abbey and Cathedral Precinct, Carlisle Paternoster Row
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Carlisle Cathedral Gatehouse

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Paternoster Row, Carlisle

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Abbey gatehouse, Carlisle

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ABBEY GATE AND GATEHOUSE - Carlisle - List Entry
- "Formerly known as: Abbey Street Lodge The Abbey. Gate tower to St Mary's Priory and attached gatehouse. For Prior Slee, inscribed and dated 1528. Weathered red sandstone ashlar, some dressings …

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Entrance to the cathedral precinct, Carlisle

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List grade: 1
List number: 1208514
Unitary Auth: Cumberland
County: Cumbria
Grid ref: NY3981055958


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