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Latitude: 54.6753 / 54°40'31"N
Longitude: -1.4924 / 1°29'32"W
OS Eastings: 432830
OS Northings: 531260
OS Grid: NZ328312
Mapcode National: GBR LG0C.PS
Mapcode Global: WHD69.1RM5
Entry Name: Wall to West of the Hall, with Steps, Piers and Gates
Listing Date: 14 June 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1322825
English Heritage Legacy ID: 112209
Location: Bishop Middleham, County Durham, DL17
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Bishop Middleham
Built-Up Area: Bishop Middleham
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Upper Skerne
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ 33 SW BISHOP MIDDLEHAM CHURCH STREET
7/3 (inset) Wall to west of
The Hall, with
steps, piers and
Garden wall with steps, piers and gates; extends from north boundary of the
Hall garden, along Church Street and along boundary with graveyard of Church
of St. Michael to point c.200 metres south of the Hall where ground falls
away. Interrupted by gates and gate piers at entrance to Church Street, and
steps and gate piers at entrance to churchyard.
Late C17 wall, early C18 piers, mid C18 gates. Wall thinly-rendered rubble,
mostly limestone with brick coping; piers and steps ashlar; wrought iron gates.
Wall to Church Lane c.4 metres high at north end, partly retaining garden;
as lane ascends the wall reduces to c.2 metres; along churchyard it is c.1.3
metres high on east and 3 metres on west, retaining churchyard. Southern
stretch has coping of brick laid on sides flanked by sloping bricks laid wide
faces uppermost, forming shoulders. Side steps from garden to churchyard
entrance, which has 2 tall slender square piers with cornices and stepped
coping. Entrance to Church Lane formed by corniced square piers, with moulding
below top bands, and plain square coping; scroll brackets from wall coping,
and eroded leaf brackets on inner pilasters.
Gates curve gently up to piers, and have spiked head dogbars and principals.
Listing NGR: NZ3283031260
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