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….Of the two eminences within the three rivers, the cathedral occupies one, the castle the other. It was moated and very strong; but has been so far altered that only the keep is of special interest. A tower in which Mary, queen of Scots, was imprisoned was taken down in 1835. The castle serves as barracks. Fragments of the old city walls are seen on the western side over against the river Caldew. At Carlisle are the county gaol and the Cumberland infirmary, in connexion with which there is a seaside convalescent institution at Silloth. Other notable public buildings are the city hall, the court-houses, museum and art gallery. The grammar school, of very early foundation, received endowment from Henry VIII. Industries include the manufacture of cotton and woollen goods, and there are iron foundries, breweries, tanneries and large railway works. There is also a considerable agricultural trade. The parliamentary borough returns one member. The municipal borough is under a mayor, 10 aldermen and 30 councillors. Area, 2025 acres. The Encyclopædia britannica: a dictionary of arts, sciences, ...:(1911) Volume 5 - Page 342 (free google ebook)
Church of England Parishes
- Carlisle Christ Church - created 1831
- Carlisle Holy Trinity - created 1831
- Carisle St Cuthbert - ancient parish
- Carlisle St Mary - ancient parish
"Carlisle is comprised within the two parishes of St. Mary and St. Cuthbert, which respectively contain, including parts without the city, 13,576 and 10,965 inhabitants. The living of St. Mary's is a perpetual curacy; net income, £90; patrons, the Dean and Chapter; appropriators, the Bishop, and the Dean and Chapter. The church is part of the nave of the cathedral. The living of St. Cuthbert's is a perpetual curacy; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Chapter; net income, £157, with a glebe-house. There are two district churches, namely, Trinity, in the parish of St. Mary, and Christ Church, in that of St. Cuthbert. There are meeting-houses for Baptists, the Society of Friends, Independents, Wesleyans, and Presbyterians; and a Roman Catholic chapel." 
If you live in Cumberland then you will have access to a variety of resources; however , for those who live further afield, one can access microfilm and online records at Family History Centers. Refer to Carlisle and Cumberland in the Family History Library Catalog for available records.
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There are census records available for Carisle from 1841 to 1911. Census records are available on a variety of subscription and other websites. If you need to consult the Carlisle censuson microfilm, refer to the library catalogue.
There is statistical data available for the census years 1801 to 1931 that records the number of houses, families, people, and other statistical data for every parish in the county.
Refer to the Cumberland Census wiki article for details.
Historical & descriptive guide to Carlisle and district by Albert Barnes Moss - 1881 - 290 pages - Free Google eBook
Prior to 1858 the primary court that had jurisdiction over Carlisle was the Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory); however, a person’s will or administration may have been probated in nearby courts or even in London. After 1858 it was in Carlisle District. Refer to the Cumberland Probate Records article for further details.
The Carlisle Journalis available online from 1833 to 1866. Expect more years to be added to this collection. The British Newspaper Archive provides images and transcripts of the Newspaper.
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