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Wall to West of the Hall, with Steps, Piers and Gates, Bishop Middleham

Description: Wall to West of the Hall, with Steps, Piers and Gates

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 112209

OS Grid Reference: NZ3283031260
OS Grid Coordinates: 432830, 531260
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6753, -1.4924

Location: Church Street, Bishop Middleham, Durham DL17 9AF

Locality: Bishop Middleham
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL17 9AF

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Listing Text

(East side)

7/3 (inset) Wall to west of
The Hall, with
steps, piers and

Garden wall with steps, piers and gates; extends from north boundary of the
Hall garden, along Church Street and along boundary with graveyard of Church
of St. Michael to point c.200 metres south of the Hall where ground falls
away. Interrupted by gates and gate piers at entrance to Church Street, and
steps and gate piers at entrance to churchyard.

Late C17 wall, early C18 piers, mid C18 gates. Wall thinly-rendered rubble,
mostly limestone with brick coping; piers and steps ashlar; wrought iron gates.

Wall to Church Lane c.4 metres high at north end, partly retaining garden;
as lane ascends the wall reduces to c.2 metres; along churchyard it is c.1.3
metres high on east and 3 metres on west, retaining churchyard. Southern
stretch has coping of brick laid on sides flanked by sloping bricks laid wide
faces uppermost, forming shoulders. Side steps from garden to churchyard
entrance, which has 2 tall slender square piers with cornices and stepped
coping. Entrance to Church Lane formed by corniced square piers, with moulding
below top bands, and plain square coping; scroll brackets from wall coping,
and eroded leaf brackets on inner pilasters.

Gates curve gently up to piers, and have spiked head dogbars and principals.

Listing NGR: NZ3283031260

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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