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Lady Gillford's House, Carlisle

Lady Gillford's House is located on Petreli Bank Road in Carlisle. It was built in c.1829, for John Fawcett, attorney. The building, originally known as Petreli Bank House, was extended in the late 19th century. From 1909, the owner of the house was Lady Gillford, daughter of the 12th Earl Home (and aunt of Alec Douglas Home, Prime Minister 1963-4), hence the name Gillford Park nearby. After her death in 1951 the house was acquired by Cumbria County Council. Later the building was used as offices and a showroom. Following a period of disuse, the building was restored in 2009. Carlisle Register Office moved here from Portland Square and Carlisle Archive Centre moved here from Carlisle Castle; the Archive Centre is a purpose-built modern extension adjoining the House, which opened to the public in 2011. Weddings have been held in Lady Gillford's House since 2012.

Petteril Bank Road Grade II* Listed Historic Buildings and Monuments in Carlisle Carlisle Archive Centre 1829
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Lady Gillford's House, south side and recent extension

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Lady Gifford's House, Cumbria Archives, Carlisle

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Lady Gifford House

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Lady Gillford's House, January 2009

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PETTERIL BANK - Carlisle - List Entry
- House now offices and showroom. 1829, for John Fawcett, attorney, with late C19 extensions. Calciferous sandstone ashlar on chamfered plinth, with string course, cornice and solid parapet. Graduated greenslate roofs …

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Carlisle Archive Centre
- Overview Map Street View Carlisle Archive Centre is located at Lady Gillford's House on Petteril Bank Road in Carlisle. The archive includes original documents from the 12th century to the …


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List number: 1297373
List grade: 2*
Post code: CA1 3AJ
Unitary Auth: Cumberland
County: Cumbria
Grid ref: NY4160153628


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