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Wall and Gateway Approximately 14 Metres to South of Chancel of Church of St John the Baptist, Bishop's Castle

Description: Wall and Gateway Approximately 14 Metres to South of Chancel of Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 January 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 256915

OS Grid Reference: SO3233088390
OS Grid Coordinates: 332330, 288390
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4892, -2.9980

Location: B4385, Bishops Castle, Shropshire SY9 5FD

Locality: Bishop's Castle
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY9 5FD

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Listing Text


12/9 Wall and gateway approxi-
mately 14 metres to south
of Chancel of Church of
St. John the Baptist


Wall and gateway. Circa 1860, incorporating early C13 remains of the
pre-1860 church of St. John the Baptist g.v. Coursed limestone
rubble wall with sandstone ashlar details. Approximately 22 metres
long and 1.5 metres high, north-west/south-east. Re-sited doorway at
north-west end with moulded pointed-arch, 3 orders of shafts with stiff-
leaf capitals to north-east, and boarded door with decorative strap
hinges; re-sited triple sedilia at south-east end with moulded shafts
leading without capitals to moulded cinquefoiled arches within overall
square heads, and backed by re-used tombstones to north-east. Cranage
also refers to a re-sited piscina, cusped window head, and a large
Jacobean figure supposed to represent Gervas Needham, none of which
were visible at time of resurvey (June 1984). Cranage, Part 5, pp.38-39

Listing NGR: SO3233088390

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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