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Wall and Gates Alongside Road at Parish Church of St James and School House

A Grade II Listed Building in High Wych, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8064 / 51°48'23"N

Longitude: 0.1216 / 0°7'17"E

OS Eastings: 546368

OS Northings: 214102

OS Grid: TL463141

Mapcode National: GBR LD4.ML7

Mapcode Global: VHHM1.2V4L

Entry Name: Wall and Gates Alongside Road at Parish Church of St James and School House

Listing Date: 30 April 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1220514

English Heritage Legacy ID: 394244

Location: High Wych, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, CM21

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: High Wych

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: High Wych St James

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(west side)
High Wych Village

16/14 Wall and Gates alongside
road at Parish Church of
St James and School House


Wall and gates. 1860-61 presumably by G E Pritchett (1824-1912),
architect for church, school and school house. Long flint wall
with frequent red brick piers, red brick base course and
chamfered coping. Uncoursed, knapped flint. Limestone block set
in head of each pier has short cast iron finial in form of a
cusped spearhead with raised flower on each face. These support
a continuous square wrought iron rail twisted between supports,
and terminating in a 4-hooked grapnel where coping begins to ramp
up to each gate opening. Limestone projecting bottom block and
quoins at each gate opening. Timber openwork gates with heavy
cast iron hinges and cast iron capping with horizontal iron rail
over capping. Idiosyncratic use of varied materials consistent
with school, house and church. An interesting design by
Pritchett, unusual and different from original proposal shown in
perspective. (WEA II (1967) 28: Pevsner (1977) 196).

Listing NGR: TL4636814102

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