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Retaining Walls and Stairs in Church Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Nottingham, City of Nottingham

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Latitude: 52.9652 / 52°57'54"N

Longitude: -1.156 / 1°9'21"W

OS Eastings: 456787

OS Northings: 341198

OS Grid: SK567411

Mapcode National: GBR LMK.V6

Mapcode Global: WHDGS.6QSQ

Entry Name: Retaining Walls and Stairs in Church Cemetery

Listing Date: 30 November 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1058986

English Heritage Legacy ID: 457906

Location: Nottingham, NG7

County: City of Nottingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Arboretum

Built-Up Area: Nottingham

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Nottingham St Peter with St James

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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Listing Text


646-1/4/395 (West side (off))
Retaining walls and stairs in Church


Retaining walls and stairway to sunken cemetery plot. 1851-56.
Rockfaced Bulwell stone and ashlar. The burial plot is in a
semicircular amphitheatre, formerly a sand quarry, approx 10m
deep and 60m across. The plot is ringed by retaining walls
with continuous pointed arches divided by buttresses, with a
coped parapet wall. On the north-east side, a tunnel entrance
from Mansfield Road. On the north-west side, an ashlar
stairway carried on segmental pointed arches and flanked by a
balustrade wall with stepped coping. The plot contains many
multiple burials c1900-1914, as well as conventional
Church Cemetery was landscaped by Edwin Patchitt of
Nottingham, 1856.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London:
1979-: 238; Reprint from The Mercian Geologist, Vol. 13, Sept.
1992: Waltham AC: The sandstone caves of Nottingham:
Nottingham: 1992-: 19; Nottingham Evening Post : 02/08/88).

Listing NGR: SK5678741198

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