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Gate Piers and Pair of Gates at the Entrance to Mountains, Hildenborough

Description: Gate Piers and Pair of Gates at the Entrance to Mountains

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 179612

OS Grid Reference: TQ5619448876
OS Grid Coordinates: 556194, 148876
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2177, 0.2351

Location: Noble Tree Road, Hildenborough, Kent TN11 8ND

Locality: Hildenborough
Local Authority: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN11 8ND

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Listing Text

TQ 54 NE
5/179 Gate piers and pair of gates
- at the entrance to Mountains


Gate piers, gates and fencing. Probably 1865, contemporary with Mountains and
probably designed by G. Somers Clarke for the Johnson family. Sandstone gate
piers; iron gates. High Victorian Gothic.

Gate piers square on plan at the base the upper sections octagonal; pair of
iron gates; 2 sections of outward curving fencing to left and right.

Elaborate High Victorian gate piers, the upper parts battered, one batter with
a brattished cornice. Each pier is crowned with a Gothic style iron lamp
bracket with ornamental detail. The gates have curved diagonal braces, spike
finials, a solid middle rail with pierced ornament and a standard ornamented
with wrought iron foliage.

A well-preserved example of a High Victorian gateway.

Listing NGR: TQ5607348707

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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