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Description: Garden Walls,and Pier at North West Corner at Gilston Park
Date Listed: 19 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159918
OS Grid Reference: TL4422113151
OS Grid Coordinates: 544221, 213151
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7984, 0.0901
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TL 41 SW GILSTON GILSTON LANE
2/42 Garden walls, and pier
at NW corner at Gilston Park
Garden walls. C18, reconstructed 1851 in works by P C Hardwick
for John Hodgson Esq at Gilston Park (date on Gardener's Cottage
at SW corner). Tall red brick walls 13.5" thick in Flemish bond.
Heavy flat slate coping slabs. Taller square pier at NW corner
nearest drive, with moulded stone capping and ball finial.
Pilaster buttresses at intervals on inner face. Older brickwork
in sandy red bricks incorporating large pebbles, and irregular
vitrified headers. Sloping buttresses added on inner face of W
wall. Pilasters on outer face of N wall in area where wall has
been raised for C19 green houses inside. Brick courses follow
the natural slope and the N and S walls are carried over a brook
on round arches. Door in S wall has flat gauged arch.
Gardener's Cottage much altered and not of special interest. A
large rectangular walled kitchen garden, the walls reconstructed
as part of the works by P C Hardwick at Gilston Park and of
special interest as a late dated example of this traditional
feature of the English country house.
Listing NGR: TL4422113151
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Source: English Heritage
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