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Gothick Gatehouse to Hardwick Park, Sedgefield

Description: Gothick Gatehouse to Hardwick Park

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 112141

OS Grid Reference: NZ3462028838
OS Grid Coordinates: 434620, 528838
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6535, -1.4649

Location: A177, Sedgefield, Durham TS21 2DN

Locality: Sedgefield
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: TS21 2DN

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Listing Text

NZ 32 NW 346288 SEDGEFIELD A 177
(West side, off)
Gothick Gatehouse to
Hardwick Park ( previously
listed as Artificial Ruin)

Gothick Gatehouse. Circa 1764 by James Paine for John Burdon. Sandstone ashlar.
Long, rectangular-plan gatehouse with circular tower attached to rear of left
return. Built as a sham ruin in Gothick style and incorporating medieval
masonry from Guisborough Priory. Chamfered plinth and stepped buttresses.
Front has pointed arch under hoodmould leading into through passage with quadripartite rib vault (probably from Guisborough Priory). Fragments of
first-floor band to right of entrance. Ruinous flanking walls. Circular tower, said to contain spiral staircase, has triple-chamfered plinth and Tudor-arched doorway; similar doorway and flat band above; upper stages of tower missing. Rear has similar pointed passage arch flanked by small semi-octagonal towers; circular window in fragment of wall to left. Ruinous at time of survey.

The Serpentine Bridge and Gothick Gatehouse formed part of a set of 7
landscape buildings designed by James Paine for Hardwick Park. The remaining buildings have either disappeared or are too fragmentary to merit listing.

Listing NGR: NZ3462028838

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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