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West Gates to St Boniface's Churchyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Bunbury, Cheshire East

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1183 / 53°7'5"N

Longitude: -2.6459 / 2°38'45"W

OS Eastings: 356870

OS Northings: 358095

OS Grid: SJ568580

Mapcode National: GBR 7M.7KT4

Mapcode Global: WH99W.BW9B

Entry Name: West Gates to St Boniface's Churchyard

Listing Date: 16 March 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138628

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56770

Location: Bunbury, Cheshire East, CW6

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Bunbury

Built-Up Area: Bunbury

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Bunbury St Boniface

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


The following ammendment shall be made to the list description for Item 2/15:-

SJ 55 NE BUNBURY BOWE'S GATE ROAD

2/15 West gates to St Boniface's
Churchyard

GV II

Three pairs of gates and piers,erected 1920 as World War 1 memorial gate. A pair of
high standing sandstone ashlar piers, supporting the main timber gates, are flanked
by wicket gates and lower piers. The piers have ogee moulded plinths. The main gate
piers are recessed on their west faces for bronze war memorial name plates which carry
the inscriptions "LIVE THOU FOR ENGLAND" and "THESE FOR ENGLAND DIED" these are surmounted
by oak lead and acorn motifs and the dates 1914, 1939 and 1919, 1945 are above and below
the war dead. The pier caps have ogee cornices and ball finials and support an overthrow
of square rods which has a tapering hexagonal lamp at the centre. The lower piers have
scotia moulded caps with 4-way weathered tops. The oak gates are divided into square
panels by horizontal and vertical timbers and there is cross bracing to the upper panels
of the main gates.

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SJ 55 NE BUNBURY C.P. BOWE'S GATE ROAD

2/15 West gates to St
Boniface's Churchyard
GV
II

Three pairs of gates and piers, probably early C19 in origin but
reconstructed as memorial gates circa 1919. A pair of high standing
sandstone ashlar piers, supporting the main timber gates, are flanked
by wicket gates and lower piers. The piers have ogee moulded plinths.
The main gate piers are recessed on their west faces for bronze war
memorial name plates which carry the inscriptions "LIVE THOU FOR
ENGLAND" and "THESE FOR ENGLAND DIED" these are surmounted by oak lead
and acorn motifs and the dates 1914, 1939 and 1919, 1945 are above and
below the war dead. The pier caps have ogee cornices and ball finials
and support an overthrow of square rods which has a tapering hexagonal
lamp at the centre. The lower piers have scotia moulded caps with
4-way weathered tops. The oak gates are divided into square panels by
horizontal and vertical timbers and there is cross bracing to the
upper panels of the main gates.


Listing NGR: SJ5687058095

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 26 January 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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