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Lion Gate, Sturminster Marshall

Description: Lion Gate

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 March 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 107684

OS Grid Reference: SY9362898864
OS Grid Coordinates: 393628, 98864
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7893, -2.0918

Location: A31, Sturminster Marshall, Dorset DT11 9EQ

Locality: Sturminster Marshall
Local Authority: East Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT11 9EQ

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Listing Text

SY 99 NW
Lion Gate
- II
Gateway. c1840. Stucco. A Roman arch; a symmetrical design with detached
coupled columns in front of pilasters, set against a solid core, from which
the arch springs, with keystone and impost band. The Ionic Order has simple
bold mouldings, and each pair of plain columns stands on a single pedestal;
the entablature supports a blocking course, broken above the columns and
having a raised platform in the centre, with the figure of a lion. At each
side of the structure is a flanking wall, with plain piers at each end. The
gates (1862) are of cast iron, with elaborate ornament. The structure has
the same form on its front (north east) and rear elevations. RCHM

Listing NGR: SY9362898864

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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