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Latitude: 51.0813 / 51°4'52"N
Longitude: -4.0477 / 4°2'51"W
OS Eastings: 256666
OS Northings: 133328
OS Grid: SS566333
Mapcode National: GBR KR.D2G2
Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.BX5
Entry Name: Gate Piers and Gates to Barnstaple Cemetery
Listing Date: 29 September 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385000
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485459
Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX32
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Barnstaple
Built-Up Area: Barnstaple
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Barnstaple St Peter and St Mary Magdalene
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS5633 BEAR STREET
684-1/3/21 (North side)
Gate piers and gates to Barnstaple
Gate piers and gates. 1856. To the designs of RD Gould
(Brooks). Piers local stone with granite ashlar dressings.
Cast-iron gates and one cast-iron pier. Gothic Revival style.
Pedestrian gate to the left with carriage gates to the right.
Square section piers with battered bases below a stout granite
string, chamfered corners and 4 gables, each with a blind
trefoil. Pedestrian gate to the left. Pair of carriage gates
to the right, the left hand gate hung off a square section
cast-iron piers (stamped `? & Petters, Barnstaple founders')
with a shallow pyramidal cap and sunk panels on each side. The
matching gates have intersecting Gothic arches above and below
the dog rail, which is a frieze of quatrefoils. curved top
rail with fleur-de-lys finials.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Barnstaple cemetery was established by the
Barnstaple Burial Board in 1856. RD Gould was the town
(Brooks C: Mortal Remains: Exeter: 1989-: 119).
Listing NGR: SS5666633328
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