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Church of St George, Graveyard Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Portland, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.5471 / 50°32'49"N

Longitude: -2.4451 / 2°26'42"W

OS Eastings: 368558

OS Northings: 72016

OS Grid: SY685720

Mapcode National: GBR PY.JRS9

Mapcode Global: FRA 57RM.C6W

Plus Code: 9C2VGHW3+RX

Entry Name: Church of St George, Graveyard Wall

Listing Date: 21 September 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1280219

English Heritage Legacy ID: 382075

Location: Portland, Dorset, DT5

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Portland

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Portland All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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969-1/1/84 (West side)
21/09/78 Church of St George, graveyard wall


Wall enclosing graveyard, and as boundary to road to E.
Probably 1754, but return at S end said to be C20 replacement.
Portland ashlar. A long roughly rectangular enclosure with the
church (qv) set very close to the Lych Gate (qv) centred on
the E side. A series of long stepped panels, following changes
in ground line, on square plinth and with weathered
oversailing coping; centred to return walls at N and S ends an
opening, withour gates, with square piers to heavy pyramidal
cappings at c 1.75m. The wall, generally c 1.6m high,
completely encloses this large graveyard which contains large
numbers of monuments in Portland stone, from the mid-C18 to
the present day. This comprises an unusally complete
historical record of the Island families through that time.

Listing NGR: SY6855872016

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