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Mainsforth Hall South Entrance Gate Piers and Gates on East Boundary, Bishop Middleham

Description: Mainsforth Hall South Entrance Gate Piers and Gates on East Boundary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 112220

OS Grid Reference: NZ3142831568
OS Grid Coordinates: 431428, 531568
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6782, -1.5141

Location: Mainsforth, Bishop Middleham, Durham DL17 9AA

Locality: Bishop Middleham
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL17 9AA

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Listing Text


7/14 Mainsforth Hall
south entrance
gate piers and
gates on east

Gate piers and gates, formerly entrance to Mainsforth Hall (now demolished).
Piers probably early C18, restored C19; gates late C19/early C20. Sandstone
ashlar piers, wrought iron gates. Right pier partly renewed. Square
rusticated piers, with plinths, collars and cornices, have stepped coping
curving in to large pineapple finials. Inner wrought iron panels support
gates, which are divided into 4 square panels and surmounted by high clusters
of scrolls. Each panel is further quartered, and filled with scrolls, water
leaves and pierced tendrils, the lower panels with more decoration than the
upper. Side panels in similar style.

Source: V.C.H. III, p.208.

Formerly listed in civil parish of Mainsforth.

Listing NGR: NZ3142831568

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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