Building record MYO1737 - YORK CEMETERY RAILINGS, GATES, GATE PIERS AND TERMINAL PIERS ON WEST BOUNDARY
|Grid reference||SE 6094 5081 (point)|
|Civil Parish||York, City of York, North Yorkshire|
Type and Period (6)
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NMR, NMR data (Unpublished document). SYO2214.
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Record last edited
Dec 24 2019 11:42AM