Carlisle Cathedral was begun in 1122 during the reign of King Henry I, built on the foundations of an earlier church. It started life as an Augustinian priory of the Roman Catholic Church, but was elevated to the status of Cathedral in 1133. The building is a classic example of Norman architecture, including solid masonry and large round piers. The choir was later rebuilt in the Gothic style in the 13th Century, with dogtooth decorated arches and the famous east window, the largest and most complex such window in England.

Great British Lighting manufactured eight + eight light and matching four + eight light chandeliers in brass, and furnished these in a satin/painted black finish. Each fitting was wired to take 100 watt halogen lamps facing upwards and 50 watt mains voltage dichroic lamps facing down, and supplied with clear cylindrical shades. Our lighting was very well received by both the architect and the local community.


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