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Gates, Gate Piers and Walls to St Mary's Churchyard, Including Proclamation Steps

A Grade II Listed Building in Calne, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4374 / 51°26'14"N

Longitude: -2.0026 / 2°0'9"W

OS Eastings: 399913

OS Northings: 170930

OS Grid: ST999709

Mapcode National: GBR 2SV.Y81

Mapcode Global: VHB42.74NF

Entry Name: Gates, Gate Piers and Walls to St Mary's Churchyard, Including Proclamation Steps

Listing Date: 8 July 1976

Last Amended: 22 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247111

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455166

Location: Calne, Wiltshire, SN11

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Calne

Built-Up Area: Calne

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Calne and Blackland St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


CALNE

ST9970 CHURCH STREET
755-1/5/42 (East side)
08/07/76 Gates, gate piers and walls to St
Mary's Churchyard, incl Proclamation
Steps
(Formerly Listed as:
CHURCH STREET
(East side)
North Gate to Churchyard of St
Mary's)
(Formerly Listed as:
CHURCH STREET
(East side)
West gate to Churchyard of St Mary's)

GV II

Gates, gate piers and walls to churchyard. Mostly mid C19 with
some earlier fabric. Limestone ashlar gate piers, quoins to
intermittent piers and capping to walls, rubblestone to the
rest.
Pairs of gate piers to the south, west, north-west and
north-east corners have truncated stepped pyramidal tops and
chamfered plinths. Those to the south at the foot of a wide
flight of steps to the south porch, support an overthrow of
square-section twisted iron scrolled to the sides and centre
with an empty lantern frame to the centre. The piers to the
north-west have double iron gates with various horizontal
bands of pierced quincunx to top, bottom and centre; those to
the north-east flank the top of Proclamation Steps.
The walls, formerly supporting iron railings, are articulated
by low square piers at approx 5m intervals; from Proclamation
Steps at the NE corner they step up for approx 40m along the
east side, step down for approx 75m along the south side,
flanking the south gate, extend approx 45m along the west
side, 25m to the north and the wall to the north-east is a
rubblestone revetment wall with widely spaced railings.
Proclamation Steps, where Royal Proclamations were read,
consist of a flight of 11 stone steps from Mill Street to the
north-west corner of the churchyard, with railings to the
east.


Listing NGR: ST9991370930

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

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