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Churchyard Walls and Gateway to Church of St Oswald

A Grade II Listed Building in Backford, Cheshire West and Chester

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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

Grade: II

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

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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
over gateway.

Listing NGR: SJ 39798 71668

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