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Churchyard Gates

A Grade II* Listed Building in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9907 / 51°59'26"N

Longitude: -2.1615 / 2°9'41"W

OS Eastings: 389008

OS Northings: 232487

OS Grid: SO890324

Mapcode National: GBR 1JR.0CV

Mapcode Global: VH93T.H757

Entry Name: Churchyard Gates

Listing Date: 4 March 1952

Last Amended: 25 April 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206025

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376735

Location: Tewkesbury, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

Civil Parish: Tewkesbury

Built-Up Area: Tewkesbury

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Tewkesbury St Mary the Virgin (Tewkesbury Abbey)

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


TEWKESBURY

SO8932 CHURCH STREET, Abbey Precincts
859-1/6/377 (East side)
04/03/52 Churchyard gates
(Formerly Listed as:
ABBEY PRECINCTS
Churchyard Gates NW of Abbey)

GV II*

Entrance gates to path from Abbey N porch. Probably 1750,
restored 1959. Attributed to William Edney, and erected by
Lord Gage. Wrought iron.
Fine pair of gates with overthrow set to ornamental open
square-section piers and with short side panels. The cambered
overthrow carries a painted shield of arms above an interlaced
monogram, and a plaque with a head in low relief. Piers carry
urn finials, and swept-down supporters are stopped to
standards with finials. Dyde (1798) records that "In this year
(1750) the church walk ws paved by subscription. The iron
gates at the entrance into the church (viz. the north porch)
were given by Lord Gage.... Those next the street, and the
pallisadoes, were given by Wm. Dowdeswell Esq." In the great
restoration of the later C19 the churchyard level was lowered,
to reduce dampness in the aisle wall, and at this time the
Gage gates were moved to their present position. The
Dowdeswell gates are not accounted for.
(Dyde W: History and Antiquities of Tewkesbury: Tewkesbury:
1790-).


Listing NGR: SO8900732483

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