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Latitude: 53.2386 / 53°14'19"N
Longitude: -2.9035 / 2°54'12"W
OS Eastings: 339798
OS Northings: 371668
OS Grid: SJ397716
Mapcode National: GBR 8Z5Z.6R
Mapcode Global: WH881.CVML
Plus Code: 9C5V63QW+CJ
Entry Name: Churchyard Walls and Gateway to Church of St Oswald
Listing Date: 20 December 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1330215
English Heritage Legacy ID: 55386
Location: Backford, Cheshire West and Chester, CH2
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Civil Parish: Backford
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire
Church of England Parish: Backford St Oswald
Church of England Diocese: Chester
CHURCH LANE (NORTH SIDE)
Churchyard walls and gateway to Church of St Oswald.
Walls of various builds surrounding churchyard. Coursed sandstone
with stone copings which are chamfered, convex or have roll moulding.
South wall is broken by flight of 5 sandstone steps from lane with
stone rail on stone and part rebuilt brick wall, and timber lychgate
(1898) on stone base. West wall has inscribed stone: the western and
south side of this wall was restd AD 1789. North wall has gateway,
1774, repaired at rear. Sandstone piers with recessed rectangular
panels support moulded cornices, semi-circular gate head with roll
mouldings and scroll returns. Each voussoir bears shield, mostly
worn. Central voussoir dated 1774. Flat stone coping rises from wall
Listing NGR: SJ 39798 71668
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