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Photograph - Colour - Mason's Marks, Carlisle Cathedral 27 October 2016

From the Collection of Ballarat Heritage Services PO Box 2209 Bakery Hill Post Office Victoria

Object Registration
carlisle, cathedral, stonemasons, mason's marks
Historical information
Carlisle Cathedral
The Priory near the cathedral was founded in 1122 by King Henry I. There were earlier buildings on the site. Ten years later the priory church became the Cathedral and the Kind created the diocese of Carlisle.

The building is constructed of red sandstone. Celebrated architect Ivo de Raughton who lived a few miles south of Carlisle designed the intricate masonry. Many interesting features are recorded about Carlisle Cathedral in tourist brochures and its homepage, however they do not mention the many mason’s marks clearly visible on the stone columns inside the Cathedral. There have been hundreds of marks recorded, some being similar to those on the Yarrowee Channel in Ballarat.
When Made
Made By
Dorothy Wickham (Maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
Sign of the cross (plus sign)
Last updated
15 Jun 2019 at 7:42PM