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Churchyard Wall with 3 Pairs of Gate Piers, 2 with Gates, to Church of St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Sowerby Bridge, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.7053 / 53°42'19"N

Longitude: -1.9372 / 1°56'13"W

OS Eastings: 404244

OS Northings: 423211

OS Grid: SE042232

Mapcode National: GBR GTXL.DH

Mapcode Global: WHB8N.64S8

Plus Code: 9C5WP347+44

Entry Name: Churchyard Wall with 3 Pairs of Gate Piers, 2 with Gates, to Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 19 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313738

English Heritage Legacy ID: 339407

Location: Calderdale, HX6

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Ryburn

Built-Up Area: Sowerby Bridge

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sowerby St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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SE 0423 & SE 0523
(east end), Sowerby
churchyard wall with
3 pairs of gate piers,
2 with gates, to Church
of St Peter
Churchyard wall with gate piers and gates. Probably c.1766 as church (q.v.) wall
partly rebuilt C20. Millstone grit, coursed and squared to wall; cast-iron
gates. Wall: low with chamfered coping. A short section of railing survives to
east of gateway opposite church main door, and has plain bars and one urn-finialed standard with scrolled bracket. Other sections of railing removed though coping on inner side of wall rises at intervals to support former brackets to standards.
On inside of wall are projecting chamfered blocks, incised, on north, south and
west walls, with letters of the alphabet, and on east wall with numbers running
from 20-54. These blocks formed the basis of a system for identifying grave
plots. The wall is broken through to east of the church chancel, the coping is
removed from the north end of the eastern wall, and the eastern end of the north
wall has been replaced in the C20. The wall is interrupted by 3 gateways. That
to west of church tower has 2-stage monolithic piers, square in section, the upper stage narrower, with shallow corniced, pyramidal caps and gates removed. The gateway to south of church south door has gate piers as west gateway, but with necking, and retains 2-leaf gate with spiked bars, dog-bars with arrowhead finials and urn-finialed hinge bars. The gateway to south of church priest's door is similar, but the right-hand gate has been removed and at time of resurvey lay on ground inside churchyard.

Listing NGR: SE0424423211

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