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Gatepiers, wall and railings to Montgomery Presbyterian Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Montgomery, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5621 / 52°33'43"N

Longitude: -3.1476 / 3°8'51"W

OS Eastings: 322300

OS Northings: 296653

OS Grid: SO223966

Mapcode National: GBR B0.CMQG

Mapcode Global: WH7B2.MVBN

Entry Name: Gatepiers, wall and railings to Montgomery Presbyterian Church

Listing Date: 16 December 2005

Last Amended: 16 December 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87238

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated on roadside in front of the chapel.

County: Powys

Town: Montgomery

Community: Montgomery (Trefaldwyn)

Community: Montgomery

Built-Up Area: Montgomery

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

Gatepiers and railings to Presbyterian Church of 1885, the chapel designed by Richard Owens of Liverpool. The two gatepiers are earlier to mid C19 monoliths of sandstone, apparently from a set of four to the Montgomery Gaol, closed in 1878. Two others remain on original driveway, now entrance to Plas Offa, Chirbury Road.

Exterior

Gatepiers flanked by walls with iron railings. The piers have plain plinths, monolith above with plain
stopped chamfers to angles of shaft, then recessed neck under a cross-gabled top. The walls are retaining walls of square tooled blocks with chamfered ashlar coping carrying ornate cast-iron rails with leafs at the bottom and scrolls at the top of each alternate upright and Gothic finials above the top rail, each alternate one taller and larger. Railings stop against stone pier to left and short length of rubble wall to right. Matching tall double gates with the same motif repeated on two levels with bottom and mid-rail of quatrefoils. The piers carry an iron overthrow with three wrought-iron curved rails to which are applied cast-iron stars.

Reasons for Listing

Included for the unusually ornate ironwork, the historic interest of the former gaol gatepiers and for group value with the chapel.

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