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Entrance Screen to North East of Castle Lodge, Brancepeth

Description: Entrance Screen to North East of Castle Lodge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 109922

OS Grid Reference: NZ2227937881
OS Grid Coordinates: 422279, 537881
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7354, -1.6555

Location: A690, Brancepeth, Durham DH7 8DG

Locality: Brancepeth
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH7 8DG

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Listing Text

NZ 2237
(South end)
15/41 Entrance screen to
10/5/67 north-east of
Castle Lodge
(formerly listed
as Gate Piers to
Brancepeth Castle)
Gateway comprising 8 piers, linking walls, gates, railings and overthrow.
Mid C19. Ashlar sandstone piers and walls; iron gates, railings and overthrow.
Central carriageway flanked by narrower pedestrian entrances. Tall pair of
panelled square-plan piers, flanking carriageway,have chamfered caps and
crowning carved stone urns. Similar lower pairs of piers, flanking both
pedestrian entrances, are crowned by vases with gadrooning. Similar end piers.
4 dwarf walls, linking the piers between the 3 entrances and the end piers,
have plinths and projecting chamfered copings. Central 2-leaf gate has rising
curved middle and top rails and closely-spaced uprights with spear-headed
finials above small X-scrolls, increasing in height towards centre. Similar
railings in pedestrian entrances and on the dwarf walls. Simple curved
overthrow with central spherical glass lamp.

Listing NGR: NZ2228237885

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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