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Perimeter Walls and Railings Including Entrance Gateway Opposite Wakeman Road, Kensington and Chelsea

Description: Perimeter Walls and Railings Including Entrance Gateway Opposite Wakeman Road

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 April 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 203823

OS Grid Reference: TQ2304682712
OS Grid Coordinates: 523046, 182712
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5299, -0.2275

Location: A404, Brent, Greater London W10 4RA

Locality: Kensington and Chelsea
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: W10 4RA

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Listing Text

15-APR-69 Perimeter Walls and Railings Including
Entrance Gateway Opposite Wakeman Road

(Formerly listed as:


Perimeter walls and railings. 1831-33 by John William Griffiths, Surveyor to the General Cemetery Company. Yellow-grey-plum stock brick wall, approximately 4 - 5 m. high, laid in alternative courses of headers and stretchers, with Portland stone coping along northern (Harrow Road) perimeter; projecting engaged piers capped with shallow pyramidal copings of Portland stone; outer face of wall with sloping Portland stone coping to lower level. Sequence of numbered Portland stone tablets placed at high level on outer wall. Western entrance gates, of cast iron with spearhead rails, set between Portland stone piers in Square 183 of cemetery. Central entrance gates (disused) in Square 80 of cast iron, set between Portland stone piers: a pair of gates with spearhead rails set between two hollow piers of cast iron, each face of which terminates in an eared pediment; and in turn flanked by runs of spearhead rails set into granite kerbs. Southern perimeter comprises cast iron railings, approx. 2 m. tall, alternating with stretches of brick wall approx. 3 m. tall. Railings, with spearhead finials, are supported with cast iron brackets of scrolled anthemion form set onto dwarf wall of brick with Portland stone coping; some stretches of railings missing at time of inspection. Two gateways along southern side (both disused), in Squares 20 and 82, each with hollow piers of cast iron with eared pediments to each face, some parts missing at time of inspection (1998).

Listing NGR: TQ2347282639

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Source: English Heritage

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