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Description: Churchyard Wall with Hearse House and Entrance Gateway
Date Listed: 24 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 239969
OS Grid Reference: NY9881164426
OS Grid Coordinates: 398811, 564426
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9744, -2.0201
CORBRIDGE WATLING STREET
NY 9864 (east side)
21/208 Churchyard wall with
hearse house and
Churchyard wall with hearse house and entrance gateway. C18, incorporating
earlier fabric. Rubble with dressings; Lakeland slate roof to hearse house.
Wall with arched coping ramped up on either side of gateway which has square piers
with attached jambs and low pyramidal caps. At left wall ramped up again to
hearse house which has window of 2 pointed-arched lights. Wall beyond ramped
down again and linked to St Andrew's Cottage (qv). Wall of 17 metres length right
of gateway incorporates footings of an earlier structure.
Rear elevation of hearse house shows large roughly-shaped angle quoins and
boarded double doors; pent roof.
Adjacent to hearse house on west lies pavement of communal oven, 'King's Oven',
first recorded in 1310 and last used in C19.
Listing NGR: NY9881164422
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Source: English Heritage
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