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Gates, Gatepiers and Flanking Walls at Main Entrance to Park at Beechwood Park School, Flamstead

Description: Gates, Gatepiers and Flanking Walls at Main Entrance to Park at Beechwood Park School

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 157787

OS Grid Reference: TL0532514322
OS Grid Coordinates: 505325, 214322
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8176, -0.4734

Location: Puddephat's Lane, Flamstead, Hertfordshire AL3 8AW

Locality: Flamstead
Local Authority: Dacorum Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: AL3 8AW

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Listing Text

TL 01 SE
(West side)
4/11 Gates, gatepiers and
- flanking walls at main
entrance to park at
Beechwood Park School
- II*

Gates, gatepiers and flanking walls. C18 (probably c.1760 by
Sir William Chambers then working on interiors at mansion) for Sebright
family. Wrought ironwork, Portland stone piers, red brick walls in
Flemish-bond with moulded brick coping. At the centre of a concave sweep
of 2M high brick walls as seen from road stand 2 widely spaced 5M tall
stone piers with urns flanking a long wrought iron screen containing
central double gates, standards, and side-gates with lower overthrows of
scrolled ironwork. Delicately detailed 1M square stone piers each with
shaft of channelled rustication, each block with vermiculated face and
drafted margin to joint, projecting low moulded base, moulded necking,
plain frieze and moulded cornice to cap topped by Baroque vigorously
carved large urn set high on concave base. Gates and standards have
dog-bars in bottom panels, and scrolled bracket to side of higher
standard adjoining with another scrolled panel at head. Old photographs
show scrolled terminals to both of the standards and an armorial
scrolled great overthrow to the central span. This now lies rusting near
the school.

Listing NGR: TL0532514322

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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