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Gateway and Steps at South Entry to Churchyard of the Church of St George

A Grade II Listed Building in Modbury, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.348 / 50°20'52"N

Longitude: -3.89 / 3°53'24"W

OS Eastings: 265622

OS Northings: 51492

OS Grid: SX656514

Mapcode National: GBR Q9.7GH7

Mapcode Global: FRA 28R3.SD3

Entry Name: Gateway and Steps at South Entry to Churchyard of the Church of St George

Listing Date: 25 January 1990

Last Amended: 24 July 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325121

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99709

Location: Modbury, South Hams, Devon, PL21

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Modbury

Built-Up Area: Modbury

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Modbury St George

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

MODBURY CHURCH LANE
SX 6451-6551 (north side)
7/118
Gateway and steps
at south entry to
church yard of the
Church of St Mary

GV II

the address shall be amended to read 'Church of St George'.

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MODBURY CHURCH LANE
SX 6451-6551
(north side)
7/118
Gateway and steps at
south entry to churchyard
of the Church of St Mary

GV II

Gate piers and steps. Piers and finials possibly C18 or earlier, steps not
datable. Two square granite piers with truncated pyramidal heads crowned by
large spherical granite balls; each pier has two deep sunk recesses or panels on
the inner face, and it is clear that these are re-used from elsewhere; in all
c.1.5 m high, containing early C20 wood gate; set at head of 7 stone steps to a
square landing, and a further granite step at the gateway. One of the ball
finials is cut vertically at the inner face, and local tradition says that when
the local wheelwright, one 'Whacky' Davies, came to hang the wooden gate, he
took a hatchet to the finial in order that the gate would fit.


Listing NGR: SX6562551490

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