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Park Wall Facing School Lane and 2 Pairs of Gatepiers and Flanking Walls at Main Gate to Princess H, Preston

Description: Park Wall Facing School Lane and 2 Pairs of Gatepiers and Flanking Walls at Main Gate to Princess H

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 162901

OS Grid Reference: TL1811224666
OS Grid Coordinates: 518112, 224666
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9080, -0.2844

Location: School Lane, Preston, Hertfordshire SG4 7RT

Locality: Preston
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 7RT

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Listing Text

(East side)

9/109 Park wall facing School Lane
and 2 pairs of gatepiers and
flanking walls at Main Gate
to Princess Helena College,
opposite Crunnell's Green


Park wall and 2 pairs of gatepiers and flanking walls. Circa 1908 by
E.L. Lutyens as entrance to Temple Dinsley for H.G. Fenwick. Present
pair of iron gates after 1935 for Princess Helena College. Park wall
plum brick in English-bond with tile creasing to half-round coping
bricks above sloping scarcement. Lighter red bricks for angle of
semi-circular embayment to gates. Similar but narrower light red brick
and Portland stone dressings to gatepiers. Wall about 1.75M high
interrupted by 2 gateways asymmetrically placed in semi-circle.
Northerly gateway in use as main entrance to college. Other has field
gate and formerly led to farm buildings. 4 piers identical, about 5ft x
2.5ft x loft high with broader faces to front and rear. Each has a
squared stone plinth projecting slightly and is capped by an
overhanging stone moulded cornice with swept locking semi-
circular wide niche with moulded sill and apron, hemicycle gauged brick
and tile head. Keystone to arch and recessed spandrels. Brick check for
gate with hollow chamfered stone top. Both faces of all 4 piers the
same. Excellent brick craftsmanship.

Listing NGR: TL1811224666

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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