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Retaining Wall Railings and Steps

A Grade II Listed Building in Weymouth, Dorset

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135213

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467324

Location: Weymouth and Portland, Dorset, DT4

County: Dorset

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

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Listing Text


WEYMOUTH

SY6778NE CHAPELHAY STEPS
873-1/23/42 (East side)
Retaining wall, railings and steps

II

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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