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Gates, Walls and Railings to Former Churchyard of St Mary Bishophill Senior wall Bounding Former Churchyard of St Mary Bishophill Senior

A Grade II Listed Building in Micklegate, York

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Latitude: 53.9553 / 53°57'19"N

Longitude: -1.0852 / 1°5'6"W

OS Eastings: 460129

OS Northings: 451408

OS Grid: SE601514

Mapcode National: GBR NQVP.VW

Mapcode Global: WHFC3.9VH5

Entry Name: Gates, Walls and Railings to Former Churchyard of St Mary Bishophill Senior wall Bounding Former Churchyard of St Mary Bishophill Senior

Listing Date: 14 March 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259553

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462797

Location: York, YO1

County: York

Electoral Ward/Division: Micklegate

Built-Up Area: York

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: York St Mary, Bishophill Junior

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text


1112-1/21/40 (North East side)
Gates, walls and railings to former
churchyard of St Mary Bishophill


Includes: Wall bounding former churchyard of St Mary
Bishophill Senior CARR LANE.
Walls and railings, with gates and gate piers, bounding former
churchyard of St Mary's Church, Bishophill Senior, to
south-east and south-west (church now demolished). c1860,
incorporating sections of earlier wall. Railings probably from
the Walker Foundry. Walls of coursed dressed stone
incorporating stretch of brick wall; ashlar gate piers;
cast-iron gates and railings.
Carriage gate piers octagonal on plan, with stepped polygonal
caps above moulded cornice; foot gate piers square on plan,
caps lost. Double carriage gates of railings with fleur-de-lys
finials and bands of quatrefoil castings; single pedestrian
gate similar. Walls varying from approximately 1.0 to 1.75
metres in height, with sloped coping, raked-up on south-east
side. Standards octagonal on plan with tapering finials, and
diagonally set railings, with alternating pointed and
fleur-de-lys finials.
The church of St Mary Bishophill Senior was demolished in
1963. In 1859-60, it was restored by JB and W Atkinson, with
whom William Walker frequently worked. Similar gates and
cast-iron piers were ordered from William Walker by the Little
Blake Street Improvement Committee in 1863. Wall to south-east
thought to incorporate remains of wall to possible Saxon
burial ground.
(Pace GG: Bishophill: York: York: 1974-: 6-7; City of York:
RCHME: South-west of the Ouse: HMSO: 1972-: 35-36; York
Historian: Malden J: The Walker Ironfoundry, York,
c.1825-1923: York: 1976-: 37).

Listing NGR: SE6012951408

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