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Railings, Gates and Dwarf Wall to St John's Churchyard (N Section)

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle (Castell), Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.4805 / 51°28'49"N

Longitude: -3.1779 / 3°10'40"W

OS Eastings: 318297

OS Northings: 176389

OS Grid: ST182763

Mapcode National: GBR KJM.D7

Mapcode Global: VH6FD.V1TV

Plus Code: 9C3RFRJC+6R

Entry Name: Railings, Gates and Dwarf Wall to St John's Churchyard (N Section)

Listing Date: 20 March 1996

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16876

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Surrounding St John's Church, and enclosing to S, between Working Street and Trinity Street, churchyard with early and mid C19 gravestones, and restored medieval cross. Separated from S churchyard by

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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1890's, contemporary with additions to St John's Church, new Cardiff Market, extension of Central Library.and re-ordering of Hayes Island.


A dwarf wall of grey rock-faced stone with moulded capstones supports wrought iron railings. Railings have leaf-finials, a band of quatrefoils above a band of open trefoils, and lower intermediate railings with arrow finials. Taller posts with fleur-de-lys finials. At corners with lane aligned on market, wrought iron piers with wrought-iron leaves and quatrefoils to panels
Gothic finials to corners, fleur-de lys to centre. Gates to churchyard in matching style.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as good example of railings which enclose an historically important open space and for group value with St John's Church and Churchyard Cross, Old Library, and Market.

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