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Boundary Wall with Gates and Piers, to Winchcombe Abbey, Winchcombe

Description: Boundary Wall with Gates and Piers, to Winchcombe Abbey

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 133913

OS Grid Reference: SP0240528239
OS Grid Coordinates: 402405, 228239
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9526, -1.9664

Location: B4632, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire GL54 5LL

Locality: Winchcombe
Local Authority: Tewkesbury Borough Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL54 5LL

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Listing Text

(north side)
Boundary wall with
gates and piers, to
- Winchcombe Abbey

- II

Boundary wall, piers, gates. 1835. Cut and squared coursed limestone on
plinth, with plain chamfered weathering and weathered coping, c.2.25 m high
overall but swept up at left-hand end at junction with gate piers to
St Peter's Church (q.v.); extends right to include gate in arched opening
and as far as wall is coped, opposite north-west corner of Lloyd's Bank (not
included). Near left-hand end pair of square piers c.2.75 m high in lime-
stone ashlar with ogee-mould domed cappings with similar frieze and square
mouldings containing pair of wrot iron gates with segmental-shaped top,
spear-head verticals and intermediates and decorative hanging-rails. Near
right-hand end wrot iron gate with quatrefoil panels in 4-centred arch and
chamfered responds under flat coping swept up at this section of wall. This
wall represents an important aspect of the tidying-up to Abbey Terrace at
the time of establishing the Winchcombe Road Trustees; the road formerly
was only just over 10 ft (3 m) wide here. The wall, backed by trees, is
a significant townscape element in the heart of the town.
(Donaldson, D N; A Portrait of Winchcombe, 1978).

Listing NGR: SP0240228241

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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