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Friends Burial Ground Boundary Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Weymouth, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6065 / 50°36'23"N

Longitude: -2.4505 / 2°27'1"W

OS Eastings: 368216

OS Northings: 78631

OS Grid: SY682786

Mapcode National: GBR PY.DQBF

Mapcode Global: FRA 57RG.H5G

Entry Name: Friends Burial Ground Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 22 December 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313420

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467267

Location: Dorset, Dorset, DT4

County: Dorset

District: Weymouth and Portland

Town: Weymouth and Portland

Electoral Ward/Division: Weymouth East

Built-Up Area: Weymouth

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Weymouth Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


873-1/24/13 (North side)
Friends' Burial Ground, boundary


Boundary walls enclosing burial ground. Established on this
site in 1713, some walls of late C18 or C19. A roughly
rectangular area extending approx 42m x 27m, with an entrance
centrally in the walling to Barrack Road. The area has been
cleared of headstones, but a few remain near the NW boundary
of the Ground.
To Barrack Road the walls are in squared Portland rubble,
backed with brickwork, to a saddle-back coping at approx 1.8m,
following the slope of the road. At the centre is a pair of
square brick piers in English bond, with pyramidal stone
cappings and a flush stone band at mid height. They carry a
shaped, stepped Portland stone lintel, inscribed in capitals :
FRIENDS BURIAL GROUND. This is also backed in brickwork,
carried on a cast-iron angel.
At the right end the wall stops to Nothe Tavern (not
included), and at the left to the former Guardhouse to the
Barracks (not included); at this point also is one of 3
boundary markers, in stone, with G-WD and upright arrow-head,
and 1889.
The south boundary, and the first approx 20m of the return
towards the N are in late C20 brickwork; this latter run has a
stone boundary marker at each end, to the S marked WD-arrow-F,
to the N with WD-arrow-E. The remaining W boundary, set back a
short distance from the brick wall, is in Portland rubble to
saddle-back coping at approx 1.5m from the surface (which is
much higher on this side than outside.)
The wall returns across about two-thirds of the width of the
Burial Ground adjacent to Nothe Tavern, but on this side was
considerably overgrown at time of survey. This is now an area
of public open space, but has continuing historical interest.
The space was used, until 1834, by other Dissenters. The
Friends' Chapel was a converted building in St Thomas Street,
demolished after 1858 (RCHME).
(RCHME: Dorset: South-East: London: 1970-: 336).

Listing NGR: SY6821678631

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