Carlisle Employment Tribunal

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Carlisle Employment Tribunal
Carlisle Magistrates Court
Rickergate
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA3 8QH

DX 318301 Carlisle 13

Email: manchesteret@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk
Phone 0161 833 6100
Fax 0870 739 4433

DX 743570 Manchester 66


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Carlisle Information

Carlisle or Cathair Luail in Scottish Gaelic is a city and is Cumbria's county town. Carlisle is also the administrative centre of the City of Carlisle borough and is the only city in Cumbria. The population of Carlisle exceeds 70,000 with over 100,000 living in an extended city area.

Carlisle is situated at the conjunction of the Petteril, Caldew and Eden Rivers, sixteen km south from the border with Scotland. Carlisle is considered the biggest of Cumbria County's settlements and serves as both an administrative centre for the City and County Councils. Carlisle's early history is distinctive of a Roman settlement, built to assist the guards who occupied Hadrian's Wall. Due to the closeness of Scotland; it was to become a crucial military stronghold during the Middle Ages. Carlisle Castle, built by William Rufus in 1092 is still nearly intact. The castle once hosted Mary Queen of Scots as its prisoner.

Carlisle Castle subsequently became the home of the Border Regiment and Duke of Lancaster Regimental Museum. During the 12th century Henry I permitted the groundwork on a priory which is now Carlisle Cathedral. When Carlisle achieved status as a city in 1133 its diocese was established.

The institution of textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution initiated a process of socio-economic change in Carlisle, which industrialised into a compactly populated mill town. This, together with its strategic position, allowed for the development of Carlisle as a vital railway town, with seven railway companies operating in Carlisle railway station.

Known as The Great Border City, Carlisle is presently the main cultural, commercial, and industrial heart for north Cumbria. It is home to the central campuses of the University of Cumbria and an assortment of museums and heritage centres. The city centre is widely pedestrianised and the Lanes shopping centre is home to around 75 stores.