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Old Dispensary, Carlisle

The Dispensary is located at No. 6, Chapel Street, Carlisle. It was built in 1857, deigned by John Hodgson of Carlisle, to rehouse the Dispensary (a small hospital), which had been established by John Heysham in 1782. The Dispensary was absorbed into National Health Service in 1948 an later the building was sold by the NHS in 1962. The lower floor is currently (at 2024) occupied by Mungo Jaxx hairdressing and the upper floor hosts LG Well-being fitness (had been occupied by House of Holistics at 2021). The Dispensary building is Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for Newcastle. A plauque on the building states:

This Dispensary Founded in 1782 by John Heysham M.D. originally housed in Paternoster Row was removed to this building in 1857.

To commemorate the centenary of his death, this hospital was restored by public subscription and this tablet unveiled by his descendant Mary Sybil Mounsey, 1934.

Chapel Street Former Hospital 1857 Historic Buildings and Monuments in Carlisle
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The Dispensary, Chapel Street

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Commemorative plaque on the old Dispensary building

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Carlisle Dispensary

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Dispensary Datestone 1867

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DISPENSARY - Carlisle - List Entry
- Dispensary, now unoccupied. Dated and inscribed on frieze DISPENSARY 1857; by John Hodgson of Carlisle. Calciferous sandstone ashlar on squared plinth with modillioned eaves cornice. Slate roof (not visible from …

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List number: 1196958
List grade: 2
Unitary Auth: Cumberland
County: Cumbria
Grid ref: NY4026256049


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