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Gate Piers and Gates to Barnstaple Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385000

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485459

Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX32

County: Devon

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

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Listing Text


BARNSTAPLE

SS5633 BEAR STREET
684-1/3/21 (North side)
Gate piers and gates to Barnstaple
Cemetery

GV II

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
surveyor.
(Brooks C: Mortal Remains: Exeter: 1989-: 119).

Listing NGR: SS5666633328

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