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Wall and Gateway Approximately 14 Metres to South of Chancel of Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II Listed Building in Bishop's Castle, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.4892 / 52°29'21"N

Longitude: -2.998 / 2°59'52"W

OS Eastings: 332330

OS Northings: 288390

OS Grid: SO323883

Mapcode National: GBR B6.J8L1

Mapcode Global: VH75X.ZPFM

Entry Name: Wall and Gateway Approximately 14 Metres to South of Chancel of Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 2 January 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1054575

English Heritage Legacy ID: 256915

Location: Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, SY9

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Bishop's Castle

Built-Up Area: Bishop's Castle

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Bishop's Castle

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

SO 3288; 12/9


Wall and gateway approximately 14 metres to south
of Chancel of Church of
St. John the Baptist



Wall and gateway. Circa 1860, incorporating early C13 remains of the
pre-1860 church of St. John the Baptist q.v. Coursed limestone
rubble wall with sandstone ashlar details. Approximately 22 metres
long and 1.5 metres high, north-west/south-east. Re-sited doorway at
north-west end with moulded pointed-arch, 3 orders of shafts with stiff-
leaf capitals to north-east, and boarded door with decorative strap
hinges; re-sited triple sedilia at south-east end with moulded shafts
leading without capitals to moulded cinquefoiled arches within overall
square heads, and backed by re-used tombstones to north-east. Cranage
also refers to a re-sited piscina, cusped window head, and a large
Jacobean figure supposed to represent Gervas Needham, none of which
were visible at time of resurvey (June 1984). Cranage, Part 5, pp.38-39

Listing NGR: SO3233088390

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