Building record MYO1737 - YORK CEMETERY RAILINGS, GATES, GATE PIERS AND TERMINAL PIERS ON WEST BOUNDARY

Summary

Carriage, pedestrian gates, gate piers, railings and terminal piers at the west entrance to York Cemetery. The structures were designed by James Pigott Pritchett for York General Cemetery Company and manufactured by John Walker of Walmgate in 1837. The carriage gates were replaced 1880, these were manufactured by William Walker.

Location

Grid reference SE 6094 5081 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire

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Full Description

Carriage and pedestrian gates and gate piers; railings and terminal piers. 1837, designed by J P Pritchett, manufactured by John Walker of Walmgate; carriage gates replaced 1880, manufactured by William Walker. Gates and railings of cast-iron; piers of ashlar. Gates are of turned bars and dogbars with ornate spearhead finials and bulbous mouldings at mid height. These are supported on 3 square gate piers with domed caps, the outer faces of which are incised with attenuated Greek fret motifs, the caps with anthemion. Railings are square section and set diagonally in dwarf stone wall with cambered coping. Intermediate piers approximately 5.0 metres high are square on plan and chamfered and tapered to domed caps. Terminal piers to north and south are approximately 5.5 metres high with moulded cornices, that to north carrying a sarcophagus, to the south a sphynx. (An Inventory of the Historical Monuments of the City of York: RCHME: Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse: HMSO: 1975-: 29; York Historian: Malden J: The Walker Ironfoundry, York, c.1825-1923: York: 1976-: 48).
Listing NGR: SE6094950811

Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005


NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

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Dec 24 2019 11:42AM

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