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Latitude: 50.6065 / 50°36'23"N
Longitude: -2.4559 / 2°27'21"W
OS Eastings: 367836
OS Northings: 78634
OS Grid: SY678786
Mapcode National: GBR PY.DNVW
Mapcode Global: FRA 57RG.F25
Entry Name: Retaining Wall Railings and Steps
Listing Date: 22 December 1997
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1135213
English Heritage Legacy ID: 467324
Location: Weymouth and Portland, Dorset, DT4
District: Weymouth and Portland
Town: Weymouth and Portland
Electoral Ward/Division: Weymouth East
Built-Up Area: Weymouth
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Weymouth Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
SY6778NE CHAPELHAY STEPS
873-1/23/42 (East side)
Retaining wall, railings and steps
Retaining walls, railings, and steps. C19. Dressed or rubble
Portland stone, cast-iron railings.
A lofty retaining wall beginning to the S of Holy Trinity
Church, Trinity Road (qv) in rock-faced masonry to approx 5m
height has a straight joint with dressed quoins to each side
immediately adjacent to the church vestry, then returns in a
curved splay of dressed square stone to a straight rubble
section to the S with a slightly higher coping; the ground
rises towards the S. This whole run carries 17 bays of
spearhead railings from 1.6-1.7m height, to scrolled standards
with urns, many of which are missing. The upper level is the W
end of Trinity Terrace.
At the S end of the railed section is a parapet wall, taken to
the top level of those railings and stopped at either end to a
square pier, with a raked section following the line of a
flight of 9 stone steps, which are contained on the inner (E)
side by 3 further bays of railing.
The Crickmay Contract Drawings for Holy Trinity Church (qv)
refer to part of the wall as 'New wall built by Corporation',
and also indicate that a section of the railing was to be
reclaimed from the south side of the church and re-used here.
There are many substantial stone retaining walls in this area,
but this section is not only especially important to the
townscape immediately adjacent to the church and steps, but
also has the original walling and railings largely untouched.
Listing NGR: SY6783678634
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