Wall and gatepiers of St Laurence's Graveyard


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Wall and gatepiers of St Laurence's Graveyard, The Forbury, Reading


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Statutory Address:
Wall and gatepiers of St Laurence's Graveyard, The Forbury, Reading

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Reading (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 71776 73600


SU 7173 NE 1/353

THE FORBURY Wall and gatepiers of St Laurence's Graveyard 19.3.75.

GV II Gatepiers inscribed "Rebuilt AD 1791". Red brick gate piers with central break to front. Limestone plinths and block capping, ball finials. Taynton Stone and Hornton Stone elements. Plain wrought iron overthrow with lamp. The retaining wall to the graveyard joins the Magistrates' Court with the south-east corner of St Laurence's Church. Curved to Forbury corner. Red brick except south length, about 50 yards, where the lower part is older and of flint. Height varies from about five feet at west end to ten feet at east end.

Listing NGR: SU7177773604


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British Geological Survey, Strategic Stone Study, accessed 4 February 2020 from https://www.bgs.ac.uk/mineralsuk/buildingStones/StrategicStoneStudy/EH_atlases.html


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 04 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/04979/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Richard Swynford-Lain. Source Historic England Archive
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