The most significant architectural feature of Carlisle Cathedral is its East Window.The tracery of this window is in the most complex of English Gothic styles, Flowing Decorated Gothic.It is the largest and most complex such window in England, being 51 feet high and 26 feet wide. Augustine, and the twelve apostles, as well as mythical themes.It has nine lights, and tracery, which, it has been calculated, was drafted from 263 points. Despite their purpose, the "pillars supporting the canopies bear traces of having been burnt, by weary monks who dropped off to sleep in the midst of their interminable devotions while holding a lighted candle in their hands." The misericords were made out of black oak, and their backs carved with scenes of the legends of St. The misericords of Carlisle include typical iconography of "half-length angels, beasts deriving from the Bestiary, hybrid creatures, and narrative scenes, including the inverted world theme of the Woman beating a Man that no decent set of misericords could be without." The delicate gilt canopy over the High Altar is a modern work designed by Sir Charles Nicholson.In the early 19th century, the cathedral became the subject for a geometric analysis by Robert William Billings.Carlisle Cathedral was commenced in 1123 as a monastic church, possibly on the foundations of an earlier church, in the Norman architectural style with solid masonry, large round piers, round arches and smallish round headed windows.
There is now also of 16 girl choristers, who alternate with the boys in singing three services a week, with Evensong sung daily except Saturday, and Choral Eucharist at 10.30 on Sunday.
The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, otherwise called Carlisle Cathedral, is the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Carlisle.
It is located in Carlisle, in Cumbria, North West England.
will commence in 2019 to add a new extension designed by architects Feilden Fowles.
The Deanery incorporates a 15th-century pele tower, called The Prior's Tower, containing a fine contemporary painted ceiling.