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The Gate Piers and Gates, About 22 Metres North North West of the Church, and All of the Boundary Walls and Other Gateways, Church of Saint Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Bruton, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1118 / 51°6'42"N

Longitude: -2.4525 / 2°27'8"W

OS Eastings: 368422

OS Northings: 134816

OS Grid: ST684348

Mapcode National: GBR MX.BBGH

Mapcode Global: VH8BG.FBV2

Entry Name: The Gate Piers and Gates, About 22 Metres North North West of the Church, and All of the Boundary Walls and Other Gateways, Church of Saint Mary

Listing Date: 29 August 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1366338

English Heritage Legacy ID: 261676

Location: Bruton, South Somerset, Somerset, BA10

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Bruton

Built-Up Area: Bruton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

BRUTON CP STATION ROAD (West side)
ST6834NW
8/188
The gate piers and gates, about
22 metres North North West of the
Church, and all of the boundary
walls and other gateways, Church
of Saint Mary
GV
II

Boundary walls with gate piers and gates. Mostly C18 and C19. Local and Doulting stone, with cast iron gates. North
boundary wall averages 2.5 metres high, with coursed rubble capped with pitched coping stones; near gates a plaque
recording flood levels; central gate piers of square ashlar with pyramidal caps on which are set C20 wrought iron
lights; fine pair cast iron gates in Gothic style; similar gate piers in North West corner, with ashlar sweep wall to
Vicarage (qv), C20 wooden gates. West wall averages 2 metres high, with stepped pitched coping; rubble, with some old
tombstones set in. South wall has vertical stone copings to rubble, again with tombstones set in; opposite East wall
of chancel is a 4-centred arched gateway, possibly the private gateway for the Berkeley family, owners of the former
Abbey; to left of gateway is fragment of chest tomb of Thomas Hill, died 1637. East wall also rubble, rather lower in
average height. The North and East walls are important elements in the street scene; the South and West walls define
the limits between churchyard and Bruton Abbey, finally demolished in 1786. (Couzens P, Bruton in Selwood, Abbey
Press, Sherborne 1972).


Listing NGR: ST6839334794

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