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Gates and Gate-piers at main entrance to New Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfoist, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.8185 / 51°49'6"N

Longitude: -3.0314 / 3°1'53"W

OS Eastings: 329003

OS Northings: 213821

OS Grid: SO290138

Mapcode National: GBR F5.WLP2

Mapcode Global: VH796.DKS9

Plus Code: 9C3RRX99+9C

Entry Name: Gates and Gate-piers at main entrance to New Cemetery

Listing Date: 15 March 1996

Last Amended: 15 March 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17245

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: At the main drive entrance to the New Cemetery from the narrow lane immediately to south of Usk Bridge.

County: Monmouthshire

Community: Llanfoist Fawr (Llan-ffwyst Fawr)

Community: Llanfoist Fawr

Locality: Abergavenny

Built-Up Area: Llanfoist

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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The eastern end of New Cemetery was opened in 1894 and is landscaped in the style of a Victorian public park or garden. These gate-piers are presumed to be contemporary with the chapel and probably also designed by E A Johnson, architect of Abergavenny.


Tall pair of Gothic gate-piers of bull-nosed rubble with enormous freestone caps in the manner of tabernacles. These are gabled and panelled with lancets and trefoils and are themselves surmounted by domical octagonal caps with foliated finials (missing to right). The wrought-iron gates are similarly Gothic with dog-bars and lock-bars. The entrance is flanked by curved rubble walls that turn outwards to join the boundary wall at the roadside.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with the New Cemetery Chapel and Lychgate.

Abergavenny New Cemetery is included in the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens in Wales No PGW (Gt) 37.

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