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Gate Piers, Gates, and Boundary Wall to Churchyard St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in Mere, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.0897 / 51°5'22"N

Longitude: -2.2708 / 2°16'14"W

OS Eastings: 381130

OS Northings: 132297

OS Grid: ST811322

Mapcode National: GBR 0V3.NQ3

Mapcode Global: FRA 6647.M4W

Entry Name: Gate Piers, Gates, and Boundary Wall to Churchyard St Michael

Listing Date: 6 January 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1318656

English Heritage Legacy ID: 320166

Location: Mere, Wiltshire, BA12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Mere

Built-Up Area: Mere

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Mere St Michael the Archangel

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

(south and east sides)
Gate piers,gates, and
6.11.66 boundary wall to
churchyard of St Michael


Three piers with pair of gates and railing, two wooden gates, and boundary
walling. C18, but some walling possibly earlier. Limestone ashlar to piers,
squared rubble elsewhere, cast-iron or wooden gates. Wall surrounds churchyard
in varying height and form: to the east running north from the Charnel House
(q.v.) to C18 piers is rubble c.2.5m high to a brick coping, then ashlar pier
and wooden pedestrian gate returned towards the west to link with good pair of
C18 ashlar rusticated piers set to offset chamfered plinths and with moulded
cappings carrying decorative urns on square bases. Pair of iron gates with
plain vertical bars and dog bars to dropped head and segmental strutting. To
north of churchyard is squared and coursed stone to saddle-back coping cl.5 m
above pavement, running to small wooden gate in north west corner, then section
running south similar, but with chamfer-edge coping to flat top, height varying
with fall in road, to wooden gate on 3 stone steps. Beyond this wall joins high
wall to The Chantry (q.v.) at south west corner. south wall is partly high
section to The Chantry, then lower part with saddle-back coping including iron
gate with overthrow, opposite north doorway to The Chantry. Last section of
enclosure is formed by the north wall to Dean(s orchard (q.v.) Modest, but
important to the ensemble of the church and its surroundings.

Listing NGR: ST8112932295

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