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Gatepiers to St Nicholas's Churchyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Grosmont, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.9143 / 51°54'51"N

Longitude: -2.8667 / 2°52'0"W

OS Eastings: 340483

OS Northings: 224331

OS Grid: SO404243

Mapcode National: GBR FC.PKKH

Mapcode Global: VH78X.84CT

Entry Name: Gatepiers to St Nicholas's Churchyard

Listing Date: 19 October 2000

Last Amended: 19 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24127

Location: At the boundary of a gently sloping churchyard, some 120m N of the transept of the Church of St Nicholas.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Grosmont (Y Grysmwnt)

Community: Grosmont

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Pair of stone gatepiers, probably early C19. At the time of the restoration of 1888, the ball finials were removed on the instructions of the Rector of Grosmont, Charles Wesley, but the Monmouth Beacon records that "Mr Rolls asked for them to be put back since some old residents might miss them."


Square gatepiers, some 2m high. Rubble stone with ashlar dressings. Each gatepier has a moulded cap and is surmounted by a ball finial supported on a pyramid base. E gatepier carries inscribed tablets which record the donation of the iron church gates in memory of Andrew William Waring Pope (d.1959) and his wife Nira Pope (d.1981). C20 ornamental wrought iron gates.

Reasons for Listing

Included for their important group value with the Church of St Nicholas and the nearby churchyard cross.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Coach House at The Post Office
    Some 40m N of the Church of St Nicholas, to E of the entrance gates to churchyard.
  • II Post Office
    In the centre of Grosmont, some 40m N of St Nicholas's Church. Shop and adjoining house are to S of road.
  • II Cross in St Nicholas's Churchyard
    In gently sloping churchyard, some 100m N of porch of St Nicholas's Church.
  • II Woodview
    At the roadside, approximately 50m N of St Nicholas's Church, next the lane leading to Grosmont Castle.
  • II Gentle Jane
    Some 50m N of Church of St Nicholas in centre of Grosmont Village.
  • II Castle House
    At the roadside, approximately 50m N of St Nicholas's Church, beside the lane leading to Grosmont Castle.
  • II The Old Greyhound
    In centre of Grosmont, some 50m NW of St Nicholas's Church.
  • I Church of St Nicholas
    In the centre of Grosmont in a large, gently sloping churchyard which contains a range of well-preserved memorials and chest tombs.

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