This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
ST4409 YEOVIL ROAD 876-1/7/174 (South side) Entrance gates, gate piers, walls and railings to Townsend Cemetery
Walls, gate piers, gates and railings. c1874. Limestone rubble, Ham Hill stone ashlar and cast-iron. A revetment wall encloses the garden of the lodge to the north and curves round to the gates at the west; this has recessed panels with Ham Hill stone plinth capping to plinth and top. To the right, extending approx 60m, is a castellated rubblestone boundary wall. For approx 55m, a low boundary wall with plinth capping, separates a footpath from the drive; it supports railings of 3 horizontal spiked rails, the lower ones set into the plinth, the upper rail has spikes above and below. The 4 substantial gate piers have steep, stepped pyramidal tops with crocketed finials, stiff-leaf cornices and stepped-back corners with inset colonnettes. The gates, single to the sides, double to the centre, have 5 horizonal bars, long/short railings to the base, a diagonal cross pattern to the centre and trefoil-type finials along the tops. Included for group value.
Listing NGR: ST4483909956
© Mrs Judie Burman. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Burman, Judie
Rights Holder: Burman, Judie
Cast Iron, Ham Hill Stone, Limestone, Rubble, Victorian Revetment, Monument (By Form), Wall, Barrier, Gate, Unassigned, Gate Pier, Boundary Wall, Boundary, Garden Wall, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Cemetery, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Funerary Site, Railings
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