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Botchergate


Botchergate is a suburb in the south of Carlisle. Historically Botchergate grew outside the old town walls, it began a linear development, with dwellings and hostelries along the road approaching the town walls. During the 19th century Botchergate expanded and became increasingly urban and commercial. Eventually it was subsumed into Carlisle, as the city grew. The first post box on mainland Britain was erected in Botchergate in 1853.[1]

BOTCHERGATE, a township, in the parish of St. Cuthbert, Carlisle, Cumberland ward, union of Carlisle, E. division of Cumberland; containing 5,460 inhabitants.

Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.
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Carlisle - County Hotel Botchergate

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Botchergate, Carlisle

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The Caledonian, Botchergate

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Plaque commemorating first pillar box in mainland Britain

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View along Botchergate

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The Crescent

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Former "Red Lion Hotel" - March 2018 (3)

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Replica Victorian pillar box outside the Old Town Hall

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