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Latitude: 54.8988 / 54°53'55"N
Longitude: -1.4154 / 1°24'55"W
OS Eastings: 437590
OS Northings: 556168
OS Grid: NZ375561
Mapcode National: GBR V6P.Z5
Mapcode Global: WHD5C.7489
Entry Name: South Entrance Including Gates, Piers and Railings to Bishopwearmouth Cemetery
Listing Date: 17 October 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1207930
English Heritage Legacy ID: 391413
Location: Sunderland, SR4
Electoral Ward/Division: Barnes
Built-Up Area: Sunderland
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Bishopwearmouth St Gabriel
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ35NE CHESTER ROAD
920-1/4/30 (North side)
South entrance incl. gates, piers &
railings to Bishopwearmouth Cemetery
South entrance and boundary railings to Bishopwearmouth
Cemetery. 1856. By Thomas Moore. Entrance piers and gates
flanked by railings extending c200 metres to W and 200 metres
to E along Chester Road. Painted cast-iron piers and railings;
ashlar piers to flanking walls; brick dwarf walls with ashlar
coping. Perpendicular style. Open octagonal cast-iron gate
piers have central ornamental band; brattished decoration on
high swept coping with bud finials. Gates have dog bars below
pierced quatrefoil band, and lozenge-shaped bud finials.
Serpentine walls with chamfered ashlar coping support
railings, ramped to piers, with similar pierced band above
shorter dogbars, and similar finials. Painted ashlar octagonal
piers flank serpentine entrance walls and have brattished
ornament on high coping.
(Milburn GE and Miller ST: Sunderland River, Town and People:
Sunderland: 1988-: 157; Corfe T: The Buildings of Sunderland
1814-1914: Newcastle: 1983-: 15).
Listing NGR: NZ3759056168
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