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Gates Piers and Wall to St Marys Cemetry Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9049 / 51°54'17"N

Longitude: -2.0838 / 2°5'1"W

OS Eastings: 394332

OS Northings: 222937

OS Grid: SO943229

Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.G0T

Mapcode Global: VH947.TDR0

Entry Name: Gates Piers and Wall to St Marys Cemetry Chapel

Listing Date: 5 May 1972

Last Amended: 26 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104369

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474797

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Town: Cheltenham

Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter's

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cheltenham, St Mary with St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


630-1/8/417 (South side)
05/05/72 Gates, piers and wall to St Mary's
Cemetery Chapel
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Entrance gates to drive of St Mary's
Cemetery Chapel (Now Churchill


Also known as: Entrance gates and walls of Winston Churchill
Memorial Garden HIGH STREET.
Gates, gate piers, wall, end piers and wall to drive. c1831.
Pinkish-brown brick walls ashlar coping and stuccoed piers;
ornamental iron gates by Thomas Letheren (replaced those by RE
Marshall of Cheltenham). Gates have bars and scroll-headed
dog-bars; central upper panel of scroll-motif and surmounting
floral scroll, between ornamental iron piers. Coped walls
adjoining are approx 1.5m long and 2m high extend to tall
piers, square on plan with moulded capping. Coped walls to
drive are ramped down from piers and extend for approx 45m and
are 2m high.
HISTORICAL NOTE: The New Burying Ground was acquired in 1830
owing to over-crowding in the churchyard of St Mary's Church,
Church Street (qv). Letheren's gates were originally at the
entrance to Cypher's Nursery Gardens on Queen's Road and
replaced those by Marshall after WWII.
A significant streetscape feature, forming an integral part of
the setting of St Mary's Cemetery Chapel (qv).
(Rowe G: Illustrated Cheltenham Guide: Cheltenham: 1850-1969:
92; Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork: 1975-: 78).

Listing NGR: SO9433222937

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