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Alma Block, Outer Bailey, Carlisle Castle

The Alma Block is located in the Outer Bailey of Carlisle Castle. The building now hosts Cumbria's Museum of Military Life. The Alma Block was originally built in 1932, by Messrs J&R Bell (contractors), for the Border Regiment for use as a recruit reception centre and canteen. The building was named after The Battle of Alma (20th September 1854) during the Crimean War. The building was vacated by the Army in 1959 and converted into a record office in 1961, hosting the Cumbria Archive Centre, Carlisle. The Archive Centre moved to Lady Gillford's House in the late 2000's. The Alma Block is Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England.

Carlisle Castle 1932 Historic Buildings and Monuments in Carlisle
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Alma building inside Carlisle Castle outer bailey

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Alma block, Carlisle Castle

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Carlisle Castle: The Half-moon battery and Alma block (Cumbria's Museum of Military Life)

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Alma Block, Carlisle Castle

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OUTER BAILEY ALMA BLOCK - Carlisle - List Entry
- Border Regiment recruit reception centre and canteen, now Cumbria County Record Office. Built by Messrs J&R Bell (contractors), see Carlisle Journal, 1 April 1932. Flemish bond brickwork on chamfered red …

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List number: 1297366
List grade: 2
Post code: CA3 8UR
Unitary Auth: Cumberland
County: Cumbria
Grid ref: NY3969756275


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