History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Churchyard Gates

A Grade II* Listed Building in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


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

Plus Code: 9C3VXRRQ+7C

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, Gloucestershire, GL20

County: Gloucestershire

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

Find accommodation in



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


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:

Listing NGR: SO8900732483

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.