Perimeter walls and railings including entrance gateway opposite Wakeman Road

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1191000
Date first listed:
15-Apr-1969
Date of most recent amendment:
13-Jun-2001
Statutory Address:
Perimeter walls and railings including entrance gateway opposite Wakeman Road, Kensal Green Cemetery

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Location

Statutory Address:
Perimeter walls and railings including entrance gateway opposite Wakeman Road, Kensal Green Cemetery

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Kensington and Chelsea (London Borough)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TQ 23046 82712, TQ 23455 82459, TQ 23472 82639

Details

249/80/141

KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY Perimeter walls and railings including entrance gateway opposite Wakeman Road

(Formerly listed as: HARROW ROAD W10, KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY, ENTRANCE GATEWAY OPPOSITE WAKEMAN ROAD)

15-APR-69

GV II Perimeter walls and railings. 1831-33 by John William Griffiths, Surveyor to the General Cemetery Company. Yellow-grey-plum stock brick wall, approximately 4-5 metres high, laid in alternative courses of headers and stretchers, with Portland stone coping along northern (Harrow Road) perimeter; projecting engaged piers capped with shallow pyramidal copings of Portland stone; outer face of wall with sloping Portland stone coping to lower level. Sequence of numbered Portland stone tablets placed at high level on outer wall.

Western entrance gates, of cast iron with spearhead rails, set between Portland stone piers in Square 183 of cemetery. Central entrance gates (disused) in Square 80 of cast iron, set between Portland stone piers: a pair of gates with spearhead rails set between two hollow piers of cast iron, each face of which terminates in an eared pediment; and in turn flanked by runs of spearhead rails set into granite kerbs.

Southern perimeter comprises cast iron railings, approximately 2 metres tall, alternating with stretches of brick wall approximately 3 metres tall. Railings, with spearhead finials, are supported with cast iron brackets of scrolled anthemion form set onto dwarf wall of brick with Portland stone coping; some stretches of railings missing at time of inspection. Two gateways along southern side (both disused), in Squares 20 and 82, each with hollow piers of cast iron with eared pediments to each face, some parts missing at time of inspection (1998).

Listing NGR: TQ2347282639

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
203823
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 17 Greater London

Legal

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: 21 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01127/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Quiller Barrett. Source Historic England Archive
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